Several Greek islands, otherwise known for their sunny warm weather, grappling with record snowfall and freezing cold.
The storm dropped more than two meters (about 7 ft) of snow on three islands in the Aegean , hitting Euboia, Alonnisos and Skopelos the hardest and forcing Greek authorities to declare a state of emergency.
Communication lines and roads are out of action on several islands and schools remain closed in many parts of the country.
The cold is forecast to continue, spreading to eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Halkidiki, the northern Aegean, the Sporades and across Crete.
Temperatures are set to drop to -16C (3.2F) in western Macedonia.
Humanitarian agencies warn that refugees in Greece may die as the country continues to be gripped by freezing winter weather.
Parts of the country have seen more than 3 feet (1 m) of snow and temperatures as low as minus-18C (-0.4F) over the weekend.
See photo of snow-covered refugee tents:
Thanks to Clay Olson for these links