Beautiful Photos Capture Powdery Snow Blanketing the Acropolis

Snow Covered Acropolis

A Siberian cold front sweeping across Europe has caused freezing temperatures and snow in the most unusual of places. Such is the case with Athens, where the ancient Acropolis was coated in a powdery dusting of snow.

The sub-zero temperatures across Greece threw the country into a bit of a panic, with flights canceled and schools closing. And while the dipping temperatures are an inconvenience for some, there's no denying the breathtaking effect of seeing the Acropolis in this majestic setting.

Built high upon a rocky outcrop in the center of the city, its iconic architecture is only enhanced by the snow. The flakes add another layer and texture to the already complex space, creating a fairy tale scene. Scroll on for more images of this wonderland, as well as drone footage of the spectacular event.

The snow-covered Acropolis is a sight to behold.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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