People travelling to mainland Greece have been warned by the Foreign Office over the outbreak of forest fires in the region.

A wildfire in Illea region, Manolada has meant that the National road between Payras and Pyrgos has been closed. British Nationals in the area should follow the advice of Greek authorities and monitor the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection

Wildfires are ongoing in the Psachna area of the island of Evia (north of Athens) and in the Corianthiakos Bay area of Thiva (north-west of Athens). The Greek authorities have evacuated villages in Evia as a precaution, and the Greek authority wildfire alert remains at category 5 (red alert). Smoke from the fire on Evia is also affecting Athens. Local authorities have advised that anyone with breathing difficulties should remain indoors and switch off air-conditioning units



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