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Last Updated: Monday February 18 2008 13:21 GMT

In pictures: Snow storms in Greece

If you've been to Greece on holiday, you might remember sun-kissed beaches. But THIS was the scene in the capital Athens at the weekend.

If you've been to Greece on holiday, you might remember sun-kissed beaches. But THIS was the scene in the capital Athens at the weekend.

Check out this view of Acropolis hill's 2,400-year-old buildings in central Athens. Temperatures plummeted to minus 15 degrees in some areas.

Check out this view of the 2,400-year-old buildings on Acropolis hill in central Athens. Temperatures plummeted to minus 15 degrees in some areas.

The country was gripped by a winter storm, which left a blanket of snow in many regions. About 200 villages in the island of Crete were cut off.

The country was gripped by a winter storm, which left a blanket of snow in many regions. About 200 villages in the island of Crete were cut off.

A view of the Acropolis's famous Parthenon temple. People are used to visiting these famous sights in blazing sunlight!

A view of the Acropolis's famous Parthenon temple. People are used to visiting these famous sights in blazing sunlight!

Dozens of flights in the capital, Athens, were cancelled and problems with power and water supplies were reported.

Dozens of flights in the capital, Athens, were cancelled and problems with power and water supplies were reported.

Many vehicles remained parked up because the weather conditions made driving too tricky. But this motorcyclist was determined to make his trip past the Greek Parliament.

Many vehicles remained parked up because the weather conditions made driving too tricky. But this motorcyclist was determined to make his trip past the Greek Parliament.

Forget shorts and T-shirts. It was all about wrapping up warm for people who were brave enough to take a walk in the Halandri area of Athens.

Forget shorts and T-shirts. It was all about wrapping up warm for people who were brave enough to take a walk in the Halandri area of Athens.