A recent cold spell in Greece, accompanied by heavy snowfall in the mountain areas, has disrupted rail and road communications.
A recent cold spell in Greece, accompanied by heavy snowfall in the mountain areas, has disrupted rail and road communications. Temperatures below 20 degrees under zero centigrade were reported from Northern Greece, immobilising, for several days, the Simplon Express which links Istanbul and western Europe.
Thousands of sheep died from hunger and exposure while, according to the Government, 120,000 more are threatened.
Also, several people have died of exposure in Macedonia and Thrace, and there have been reported of starving wolves and wild boars constituting a real danger to isolated villages.
And here are pictures of the Olympian Zeus Temple pillars, seen in snowfall for the first time in centuries. Here, too, is a view of Mount Olympia in whose area most of the villages are cut off...