Greece Heat & Wildfires Info

In Greece and Affected By Wildfires

If you’re in danger contact 112 from any phone.

If you need to be evacuated contact the Civil Protection Agency +302131331200

The crisis management team have also set up these numbers for foreigners to gain assistance: +302103681259 and +302103681350

You should also follow directions for any emergency alerts you get to your phone.

Rhodes

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Help Desk is open in T1 terminal of Rhodes Airport.
Foreigners can reach it on +306985889650 / +306983209611 or in an emergency use this phone number/WhatsApp +306977960941

British nationals in Rhodes can call this number for consular assistance: +442070085000 and see updates from the British Embassy in Athens on Twitter.

Government FAQs Page

For more information about flights, repatriation, travelling without travel documents, urgent medication, special population and other questions see this government page that’s been set up.

App to Track Wildfires

You can use this NASA app to get some idea of where the wildfires are affecting.

Heatwave in Greece

For information about how to cope in the heat see this page about staying safe in the Athens heatwave.

Here are the links to the Extrema Global app on the iStore and Google to find cool spots in the city. I couldn’t make it work but perhaps you can.

Here’s the NHS advice for staying safe in heatwaves.

Greek News in English

Greek news is reported in English at these two sites although I’m not sure how impartial they are.

Greek Reporter

ekathimerini.com

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Suzie Young

Suzie writes informative posts for solo, nervous or first-time travellers to Greece, Turkey and other countries on her 50-before-50 bucket list. She became a Greek resident in 2020 and intends to visit every inhabited island (13 down!).

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