Norwegian ambassador proves you can ski in Athens

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Norwegian ambassador proves you can ski in Athens

Iainm posted 17-Feb

Greece has been hit by an unseasonal and rare snowstorm, coating the Parthenon in snow.



The 'medea' (Greek for snow) in the capital is very unusual, although Greece does have its own ski resorts. You can read our guide to ski resorts in Greece here.

While snow is often seen in the north, it is very rare in the south of country. The bad weather is expected to continue with temperatures dropping to -25C in parts of the north.

Residents in the Greek capital's northern and eastern suburbs have been advised to avoid leaving their homes.

"I think we'll all have to show patience as we deal with a phenomenon that is truly unprecedented."
said prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Unperturbed by the snow, the Norwegian ambassador to Greece, Frode Overland Andersen took the opportunity to prove that skiing in Athens is possible by putting in a few turns on Filothei Hill:

Edited 5 times. Last update at 18-Feb-2021

Wanderer
reply to 'Norwegian ambassador proves you can ski in Athens'
posted 17-Feb

Was thinking of doing the same in my local park but the snow didn't come in our area . There is only a short little, gentle slope lasting probably no more than 50m but I am missing skiing so much, I would probably have had a go anyway, even if it was just for the novelty of it

Topic last updated on 17-February-2021 at 12:45

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