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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.

WWF: Mediterranean Countries Must Take Action Against Fires

Mediterranean region countries sadly account for more than 80 percent of Europe’s total burnt land, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Seajets Head Honored for Supporting Attica’s Wildfire Victims

A year after the deadly fire in northeastern Attica, the head of Greek ferry operator Seajets, Marios Iliopoulos, was honored for supporting the wildfire's victims.

Attica’s Ramada Resort to Host Art Exhibition for Wildfire Victims

A year after the deadly fire in northeastern Attica, the Ramada Athens Attica Riviera resort will host an art exhibition with the aim to support the victims.

WWF: Europe at Risk of ‘Superfires’ Due to Climate Change

European countries will be faced with stronger faster-spreading fires due to heatwaves and droughts which are a direct result of climate change, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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.

Spatial Plan for Fire-ravaged Mati and Rafina Gets Green Light

A new spatial plan that includes defining segments of the fire-ravaged areas of Mati and Rafina, on the eastern coast of Attica, has been approved by the Greek Environment Ministry.

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.

Greek Yacht Owners Honor Hellenic Coast Guard for Humanitarian Efforts

The Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (EPEST) has honored the Hellenic Coast Guard for its humanitarian efforts.

Athens Half Marathon 2019 to Welcome Over 25,000 Runners in March

More than 25,000 professional and amateur athletes are expected to participate in the Athens Half Marathon 2019, scheduled to be held on March 17 in the Greek capital.

Seajets Honors Fishermen and Crew for Saving Lives in Attica Wildfire

Seajets has honored 26 fishermen and four of its “Tera Jet” crew members, for their heroic actions in the July 2018 wildfire in Mati, Attica.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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