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Fire Devastates Evia Leaving Behind Ecological Disaster

Villages were evacuated and EU aid requested after a fire raged through the Greek island of Evia leaving behind an ecological catastrophe.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

Greece Issues Warnings for Forest Fire Risk

Strong winds and extremely high temperatures have prompted Greece’s Civil Protection authority and the national fire brigade to issue warnings for the high risk of forest fires.

Greek Civil Protection: Be Ahead of the Fire – Alert, Prevent, Act

As the weather gets hotter and the winds stronger, Greece's civil protection authorities are urging residents and travelers to take preventative measures, be alert and ready to act in order to avoid fires.

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.

Astypalea’s Kallichoron Hotel to Donate to Wildfire Victims of Attica

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on Astypalea has announced its support to the victims of the wildfires in Attica through its Room2Give CSR program.

Greece Remains Safe Travel Destination

In view of the fatal wildfires this week in Greece, tourism authorities are reassuring visitors that travel is safe and all the necessary measures are in place.

Athens Hotels Open their Doors to Attica’s Wildfire Victims

The Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association has announced that it is offering shelter to people displaced by the wildfires that broke out in Attica.

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.

Avis Stands Next to Greece Wildfire Victims

Avis, a leading car rental company in Greece, is offering its support to the victims of the devastating wildfires in Attica.

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.

High Fire Risk in Greece for Wednesday, August 16

The risk of wildfires in the regions of Attica, Central Greece, Peloponnese, Crete, North Aegean and South Aegean will be very high (category 4 for fire risk) on Wednesday, August 16.

Ministry Warns of High Fire Risk in Greece for Tuesday, August 15

The Greek Ministry of Interior has warned that the risk of wildfires in the regions of Attica, Central Greece, Crete, North Aegean and South Aegean is very high (category 4 for fire risk).