Rostourism asked Russian citizens in Greece to be vigilant, given the current situation with fires.
A new fire has captured the north of Athens, from the foot of Mount Parnitha, the fire is rapidly spreading through the territory of North Attica, and residents are being evacuated, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Greek TV channel ERT. A new fire began with a conflagration in Varibobi, where they extinguished for 2 days the strongest forest fire, west of Kryoneri.
Having divided into 2 fronts, passing Kryoneri and Drosopigi, the fire crossed the central highway – the National Road connecting Athens and Thessaloniki. Now it is blocked in a dangerous area. Residents of Drosopigi, Krioneri, Kokkinovrachos, Afidnes and Ippokratio were evacuated. Five received minor burns and hospital treatment.
Equally difficult is the situation in Euboea, where fire moves from the north to the eastern part of the island, burning crops, houses and vegetation along the way. A new fire broke out in Kehries.
And although the fires are still far from the resorts that are popular among the citizens of Russia, given the situation, the Federal Tourism Agency asked the Russians vacationing in Greece to be vigilant. Fires are raging now in the metropolitan region, on the island of Evia (70 km from Athens), in the Peloponnese, where the Olympic Games are home to Ancient Olympia… The Greek authorities have imposed a ban on visiting groves and forests in the coming days, in order to avoid new fires. Rostourism appeals to compatriots:
Extensive forest fires continue in Greece. According to the Russian Embassy in the Hellenic Republic, the forest is burning on the northern outskirts of Athens, as well as on the island of Euboea, on the Peloponnese in the regions of Messinia and Laconia and in a number of other regions of the country. Thus, while the hotbeds of fire are far from hotels and resorts, which are chosen by Russian tourists. Major tourist attractions continue to operate as before. Russians who are just going on vacation to Greece need to take into account information on the location of fire sources when planning their route.