Acropolis Of Athens Coated In Rare Snowfall As Temperatures Plummet Across The Country

The Parthenon and Acropolis of Athens have been set to a backdrop of beautiful, blue Greek skies for thousands of years. That is, until this week, when freezing temperatures took the city and her people by surprise.

Situated well south in the Mediterranean, the Acropolis of Athens isn’t quite accustomed to snowfall. Therefore, most schools and many businesses in the area have been closed during this strange period. With another cold front on the way, the unexpected disruption might stick around a while longer.

Check out the gallery below for some of the best pictures taken during the cold snap.

Don’t expect to see this sight again for quite some time. I’m sure Plato and the gang would consider this an ill omen from the gods.

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