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Wildfire Rages in East Attica Town of Artemida, Evacuations Ordered

On Wednesday, a series of wildfires broke out around east Attica, forcing the evacuation of many towns in the region. And yet another new wildfire is threatening east Attica's seaside, including the town of Artemida. The fire is thought to...

Earthquake Rattles Athens

A 4.3 earthquake hit near the resort town of Rafina, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) east of Athens, on Thursday afternoon. The focal depth was at 6.8 kilometers (4.22 miles) down into the earth. The tremor was felt throughout Attica. There have been...

Wild Boars Spotted Roaming Around the Streets of Rafina, Attica (video)

A bizarre, and unnerving, spectacle has been appearing in front of people who live in Rafina, Attica for the last several days. A herd of wild boars has often been spotted wandering around the streets of the town, especially during...

Greek Firefighters Bring Wildfire at Rafina, East of Athens Under Control

Firefighters say that they have brought under control a wildfire that broke out early afternoon on Tuesday near the resort town of Rafina, east of Athens. No injuries or damage to property has been reported. Earlier, dozens of firefighters, joined by...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Offers to Build Basketball Court in Wildfire-Hit Rafina, Greece

NBA phenomenon Giannis Antetokounmpo offered to finance the creation of a basketball arena in Rafina, Attica, Mayor Evangelos Bournus revealed recently. The revelation was made by journalist Dimitris Kottaridis, who posted on his Facebook profile on Sunday that during a...

Rafina Mayor: There was No Time or Order to Evacuate as Fire Approached

There was no order from the competent authorities, nor time, to evacuate when the fire front turned towards Mati, said Rafina Mayor Vangelis Bournous. Speaking to the Greek Reporter, the mayor of the East Attica municipality said that the firefighting...

Greek Ferry Crashes into Rafina Port

A ferry carrying 255 passengers crashed into the port of Rafina, east of Athens, on Monday morning as it was setting sail towards the Cyclades. The "Flyingcat 4" was grounded in shallow waters. Passengers were evacuated by small boats to the...

'I Watched my Mother Burn to Death': Heartbreaking Stories from the Greek Tragedy

Some personal stories describe in the most heartbreaking way the tragedy of the fires that destroyed a good part of seaside East Attica, costing the lives of dozens, the injury of hundreds and the destruction of over two thousand...

Greece Fires: How You Can Help

Diaspora Greeks and many others from all around the globe rushed to help the victims of the devastating fires in East Attica that left more than 80 people dead, hundreds injured and thousands without a home, especially in Mati. If...

Agony and Despair as Search for Missing Greeks Moves Slowly

Anguish, sadness and anger are the feelings of the relatives of the hundreds of missing persons after the devastating fires in East Attica. Residents and holidaymakers who were in Mati and Rafina to enjoy the sea and the sun can...