Where are the wildfires in Greece? We take a look at what areas are affected on the map

The wildfires in Greece have caused devastation as they wreaked havoc in the country’s Attica region , leaving at least 60 people dead and 156 injured, according to the Red Cross.

The blazes occurred on mainland Greece, so tourists spots such as the islands of Zante, Rhodes and Crete haven’t been affected by the infernos.

However, for those planning to travel to mainland Greece this summer, it’s raised the question as to whether their holiday resorts and destinations have been affected by the fires.

We take a look at exactly where the wildfires took place – and what to do if you’ve got travel plans to Greece this summer.

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Where the Greek fires took place

While the fires raged in regions near Athens, the city itself was unaffected.

Wildfires took place approximately 18 miles east of the capital, in the villages of Mati and Rafina, which sit within the country’s Attica region.

Meanwhile there were also blazes west of Athens in the small resort town of Kineta, which sits about 32 miles from the city.

Kineta, Rafina and Mati have been affected by fires

What to do if you’ve got travel plans

Most holidaymakers’ plans remain unaffected, but if you have any doubts or concerns you should contact your tour operator or airline before you travel .

Following the fires, the FCO updated its travel advice for Brits travelling to Greece . At the time of writing they said:

“On 23 and 24 July, there have been wildfires in a number of areas in southern Greece, including close to Athens; they have been confined to limited areas, but within those the impact has been high, with significant loss of life; most visits to Greece, including to Athens, are unaffected; you should keep up to date with local media reports and follow the advice of the Greek authorities in affected areas; if you’ve been affected by the wildfires and need consular assistance, you can call the British Embassy in Athens on +30 210 7272 600; if you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Greece, call the FCO on 020 7008 1500.”

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