The National Observatory of Athens forecasting models show more than 11 meters high waves whipped up by a rare Mediterranean storm that is moving towards Greece.
Dubbed Xenophon the hurricane-like storm, also referred to as anti-cyclone due to its eastern bound trajectory, in expected to pass between Peloponnese and the island of Crete. Xenophon's eye is expected to reach the southern shores of Peloponnese between 1500-1800 on Saturday.
Kathimerini reports that schools in the Greek capital and several other parts of the country were closed on Friday and civil protection services were on alert through the weekend. Winds were expected to reach up to 100 kph.
Earlier today toppled trees hit power lines and caused outages in parts of Athens. Some ferry services from ports near Athens resumed Friday after being mostly halted for the previous two days, while the bad weather conditions also caused flight delays.
The national weather service said conditions were expected to worsen Friday, affecting the island of Crete, the Cyclades islands and parts of the southern and western mainland