The clocks will jump ahead overnight, in observation of the annual daylight savings period, while Greece will also adhere to different hours of “peace and quiet” from April 1.

Daylight Savings Time will kick in between the hours of 3am and 4am, as in each year.

Daylight Savings Time was decided upon and implemented by many countries in Europe, including Greece in an effort to conserve energy, after an energy crisis hit the continent in 1973.

The concept argues that turning the clock forward by an hour would allow people to make use of the longer daylight available during summer.

However, the American Medical Assocation has revealed that the energy saving measure comes at a cost to public health, as there is a notable uptick in heart attacks the Monday after daylight savings time begins and in strokes for two days afterwards.

Business insider also highlights that research by the state of Indiana shows that people actually consume more electricity after the time change than before.

Public Hours of Peace and Quiet will change from April 1 and last until 30 September.

In accordance with a police order from 1996, the public should observe quiet hours in the afternoon and in the evening between the hours of 15:00-17:30 and 22:00-07:30.

Violators of quiet time may even be prosecuted with a misdemeanor.

The rules state that work which creates noise is forbidden, unless given permission by the police department. Loud music, shouting, disruptive parties, musical instruments, the testing of emergency systems and other similar activities are forbidden.