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Drone Footage Captures Destruction Caused by Wildfires North of Athens

Harrowing drone footage has captured the devastating aftermath of the enormous wildfire in Greece that raged for three days before firefighters finally contained the flames on Wednesday. Dozens of houses and thousands hectares of forest land were destroyed by the...

After 3-Day Battle, Wildfire North of Athens Brought Under Control

After a three-day battle with the blaze that destroyed a huge forest area and dozens of homes north of Athens, there is growing optimism that the flames are finally brought under control. On Wednesday morning there was no active front...

Smoke from the Wildfire North of Athens Reaches Libyan Sea (video)

An impressive time-lapse video taken from satellite images shows the course of smoke from the fire in East Attica. On Monday, whilst the wildfire was raging for a second day, the smoke was seen passing over Crete and moving into...

Eastern Attica in Flames for Third Day

The fire near Athens has been burning unchecked for a third day, damaging dozens of homes. It had started in Kalamos, a coastal holiday spot some 45 km northeast of the capital, and spread to three more towns. A state...

Scenes of Apocalypse North of Athens as Wildfire Burns for Second Day

The wildfire that broke out near the town of Kalamos, some 45 km northeast of Athens, on Sunday afternoon has moved southwards toward the town of Varnavas on Monday morning. Helicopters and planes have joined firefighters in an effort to...

Entire Mountain Slope in Flames: Heartbreaking Photos from Kalamos Wildfire

These photos were taken from the island of Evia, across the channel from the town of Kalamos which has been in flames since Sunday afternoon. The photos that were shared in the social media by residents and tourists in Evia...

Houses are Burned at Huge Wildfire in Kalamos, North of Athens

A fire in a wooded area near the town of Kalamos in north-eastern Attica is burning out of control threatening the town. Television pictures show that the blaze, that begun late afternoon on Sunday, has burned houses in the area...

Greek Tanker Hostages Taken off Nigeria Released

The two Greek and one Pakistani hostages kidnapped on board the “Kalamos” tanker off the coasts of Nigeria on February 4 have finally been released by their captors and will soon be reunited with their loved ones, the ship-owning...

Pirates Kill Greek Ship’s Chief Mate off Nigeria

Greek-owned tanker ship "Kalamos," flying the Maltese flag, was attacked by pirates off the coasts of Nigeria and Cameroon. The pirates killed a Greek chief mate and abducted three crew members, two Greeks among them. The Maltese-flagged tanker was traveling from...