Hiker found on Evia after going missing in storm

A 36-year-old man who issued a distress call on Wednesday night after losing his bearings in a storm while hiking on Mount Dirfi in Evia has been found and is safe, the Fire Service said on Thursday.

Evia hiker missing as stormy weather grips Greece

The search for a missing hiker on Mount Dirfi resumed at first light on Thursday morning on the island of Evia after a stormy night that saw the emergency services receive dozens of calls for assistance.

Thousands of undocumented compensation claims to Attiki Odos

As many as 12,000 compensation claims have reached Attiki Odos from motorists claiming to have been trapped on the Athens tollway during January’s snowstorm, though no more than 3,500 of these claims came from citizens who could provide proof of their ordeal – matching original calculations.

African dust clouds to subside as of Friday

African dust returned again in Greece on Tuesday and is expected to remain a weather feature through Thursday, according to the Athens National Observatory’s weather service’s forecast model.

Winter on its way out

A flamingo takes flight on the Kalochori Lagoon, at the Axios Delta National Park, on the outskirts of Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, on Wednesday.

Weather warming up at week’s end

After a week of wet and gloomy conditions with a wintry chill, meteorologists are promising a spell of spring weather starting on Thursday and lasting through the long weekend.

Prosecutor recommends guilty verdict for former governor over killer flood

The prosecutor in the trial into a 2017 flash flood that killed 25 people in West Attica assigned criminal responsibility to state services, local and regional, recommending that both the former governor, Rena Dourou, the then mayors of Mandra, Elefsina and Megara, and town-planning officials be found guilty of manslaughter, causing physical injuries and flooding.

Heavy vehicles banned on major Attica motorways

In view of the severe weather impacting large parts of the country, including the capital, the Attica Traffic Police banned heavy vehicles on Thursday night from parts of the Athens-Lamia national highway, the Attiki Odos ring road, the Western Peripheral Highway of Ymittos and the Peripheral Highway of Egaleo.

Trucks banned from Athens motorways for second night

The ban on large goods vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes, as well as articulated buses, from using the Attiki Odos beltway in Athens and the Athens-Lamia highway will again apply from 10 p.m. Thursday due to the Filippos cold front, authorities have announced.