Ferry services have been suspended at the Rio–Antirrio crossing, located at the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, since Thursday morning due to strong winds in the wider region.

Authorities have also banned the crossing of the Rio-Antirrio Bridge “Charilaos Trikoupis” for motorcycles and trucks without a load for safety reasons.

The Rio–Antirrio Bridge, is one of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and longest of the fully suspended type.

According to meteorologist George Tsatrafyllis’ forecast, from today (29/2) until Friday morning, the following areas may experience flooding:

  • The Ionian Islands, Thesprotia in Epirus northwestern Greece,
  • Ilia in the west of the Peloponnese, Achaia (Peloponnese),
  • Trikala and Karditsa in Thessaly central Greece,
  • Macedonia (Pieria, Imathia, Pella, and western regions),
  • Evrytania, and Aetolia-Acarnania (central Greece).

From Friday afternoon until Saturday morning, Larissa (Thessaly), Pieria, Imathia, Pella, Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki (Macedonia), Corinthia in the Peloponnese, and the Cyclades are expected to experience heavy rainfall and stormy southerly winds.