This January was the warmest for 118 years in Athens, according to the data released by the National Observatory of Athens.
According to scientists, February was also the second warmest February of the same period, perhaps evidence of climate change and global warming.
The scientific evidence proves that in the last ten years there has been an increase in the average temperature during winter months, while the coldest winters in the Greek capital occurred in 1907, 1911 and 1948.
Nevertheless, last winter saw high concentrations of particulate matter, a form of air pollution, from wood-burning in fireplaces.
In Athens alone, during the period from December to February, the limits on particulate matter were exceeded on 23 different occasions.