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Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

The ancient monuments in Athens got a rare dusting of snow on Tuesday as temperatures across Greece hit record lows, bringing transport to a standstill in some areas

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

Pigeons fly in front of a man after snowfall at the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Schools will remain closed across many parts of Greece as a new cold weather front brings freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. (AP)

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

Snow covers the archaeological site of the temple of Zeus and the National Garden in Athens. The ancient monuments in Athens got a rare dusting of snow on Tuesday as temperatures across Greece hit record lows, bringing transport to a standstill in some areas. (AP)

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

While early morning tourists at the Acropolis were treated to a snow-globe scene, locals had to contend with roads made impassable by ice and many schools were closed in the Athens region. (AP)

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

A panoramic view with the White Tower after snowfall at the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019. (AP)

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

In northern Greece, where an all-time low of -23 degrees Celsius (-9 Fahrenheit) was recorded in the city of Florina, highways, rail and bus services were disrupted. (AP)

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

The snow covers some parts of the ancient Acropolis hill and Plaka the tourist district of Athens. Heavy rain and snow was reported on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which is more used to protracted periods of drought. (AP)

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

A man walks in front of the ''Umbrellas'' sculpture at the snow covered seafront of the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Separately, authorities in Greece reported travel disruptions due to snowfall in the north of the country.(AP)