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Ministry Pre-approves Spatial Plan for Fire-damaged Areas in Rafina, Nea Makri

The Greek Εnvironment Μinistry has temporarily given the green light for a spatial plan to be implemented in the fire-stricken areas of Rafina and Nea Makri.

Greece Assessing Evia Wildfire Damage

More than 186 firefighters with 62 firefighting vehicles, air craft and helicopters were stationed on the island of Evia to bring under control two wildfires that broke out on Sunday, August 12.

EU Moves Ahead with Unified Firefighting, Natural Disaster Mechanism 

The European Commission is planning to set up its own resource base in order to address forest fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Greek Environmental Groups Call for Immediate Fire Prevention Measures

Environmental groups in Greece are calling on officials to bring those responsible for the “deadliest fires in Greek history” to justice.

Handelsblat: Robust Tourism Driving Greece out of Crisis

Tourists continue to flock to Greece despite the deadly fires, reports Handelsblat days after the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reassured travelers that the country was a safe destination.

Opinion – Fear-mongering: Against Travelers’ Best Interests

Opinion: To capitalize on a nation’s or destination’s tragedy to create false perceptions, serve dubious interests or perpetuate prejudice, is unethical. Fear-mongering is never in the best interests of the traveler.

What to Do in Case of Fire

As fires across Greece and other European countries continue, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection is providing residents and travelers with advice.

Seajets to Support Attica Fire Victims with Funds

Ferry operator Seajets has decided to offer a portion of each "Tera Jet" fare to the victims of the recent fire along the Northeastern coast of Attica in Greece.

EU Aid Boosts Firefighting Efforts in Greece

In view of the severity of the forest fires in Greece, the European Commission pledged through its Civil Protection Mechanism to extend aid to the country.

Airbnb Response Tool Offers Free Housing to Greek Fire Victims

Airbnb is making housing available to displaced individuals from this week’s wildfires in Greece, as well as to relief workers via its Open Homes project.

Greece Wildfires Leave Dozens Dead and Missing

Wildfires ravaged the Northeastern Attica coastline in Greece on Monday, July 23, leaving over 70 people dead, hundreds injured and dozens missing.

Fires Devastate Zakynthos, Police Seeking Arsonists

Fire fighters continued efforts on Monday to put out a wildfire near Maries on Zakynthos, while one man suspected of arson is being questioned.

Fires Devastate Zakynthos, Authorities Suspect Arson

Zakynthos was declared in a state of emergency on Monday as fires continued to rage across the popular Greek island and officials claiming arson.

Kythira Wildfire Contained, No Danger to Tourists

The wildfire that ravaged the Greek island of Kythira over the weekend has been partially contained, a spokesman for the Greek Fire Brigade has informed.