Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

fire

Greek Island of Lesvos in State of Emergency after Catastrophic Fire

The entire Greek island of Lesvos was put under a state of emergency for four days starting from today, Wednesday. This declaration was enacted to address the emergent nature of public health and security on the island as the...

Dozens of Firefighters Battle Wildfires East of Athens

At least two big wildfires broke out on Wednesday east of Athens, as authorities warned that much of Greece is at an increased risk due to strong winds and high temperatures. Firefighting forces are battling the blaze in a forest...

Daylight Reveals Extent of Disaster and Human Misery at Greece's Moria Camp

Photographer Thanasis Voulgarakis captured the extent of the damage and human misery inflicted on thousands of refugees and migrants at the Moria camp at Lesvos, which was almost destroyed by fire early on Wednesday. People, including women with babies, children,...

Archaeological Site of Mycenae Reopens After Wildfire

The archaeological site and museum of Mycenae reopened on Tuesday following a fire on Sunday that reached the ancient ruins. On Monday, the Greek Culture ministry made known that the fire did not cause damage to the antiquities. The fire started...

Greece Denies Iconic Lion Gate of Mycenae Damaged After Wildfire

The Lion Gate, the iconic stone archway that serves as the main entrance of the citadel of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, has not been damaged by the wildfire that broke out on Sunday, and there is no damage to...

Mycenae, the Bronze Age Kingdom of Agamemnon, Damaged by Wildfire

Sections of the archaeological site of Mycenae, the bronze age kingdom of Agamemnon, were damaged by a wildfire on Sunday. Visitors and staff at the archaeological site were earlier evacuated as a precaution. In an announcement the Ministry of Culture attempts to...

Fire Rages in East Mani; 5 Communities Evacuated

A wildfire that broke out on Saturday afternoon in the forest area of ​​Lagada in Eastern Mani is still raging, forcing the residents of five communities to evacuate as a precaution. The fire is burning on two fronts, without threatening...

Greek Sailor Dead in Fire on Cargo Ship in the Arabian Sea

A 55-year old Greek sailor died and another member of the crew was injured during a fire on a Greek-flagged cargo ship on Wednesday in the Arabian Sea. The fire broke out on the vessel "Faneromeni", which was heading from...

Highly Toxic Fumes Released Over Athens After Fire in Plastics Factory

Greek firefighters are struggling on Sunday to put out a fire in a plastics recycling factory that broke out the day before in northern Athens releasing dangerous toxic fumes in the atmosphere. With text messages in mobile phones, the Civil...

Athens Covered With Thick Black Smoke as Fire Rages at Plastics Factory

A column of thick black smoke has covered Athens as a large fire broke out at a plastics recycling facility on Saturday morning. The fire broke at a facility in Metamorfosi, near the main Athens to Thessaloniki highway at 7...