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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.

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.

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.

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.
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Wildfires Hit Rhodes, Crete And Serifos

A number of villages on three Greek islands were evacuated of locals and tourists over the weekend due to wildfires that struck at the height of the Greece's tourism season.