Athenians are no strangers to snow, however it is usually limited to the northern suburbs and mountains around the Attica basin. In the Athens centre, pollution and traffic usually prevent snowfall from settling, however this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t snow. In fact, from 1900-2012, Athens enjoyed a total of 500 days of snow, meaning 4.5 days per year on average.
When the snowflakes do settle, schools are usually shut down. And January 10 is no exception, with announcements for school closures coming one after the other, fearing that the conditions will cause problems for their students. Here’s the list of school closures so far, though parents in areas not listed would do well to call up their schools in the morning just in case:
ACS, Leontios and other private schools will also be closed for the day. The list is constanty growing, so check in the morning if your child’s school is not on this list by either calling or visiting your Municipality’s website.