Photographer: LYDIA VEROPOULOU
Title: Wildfires, the result of the global warming
Location: Athens , Greece
Period: 08/2021 - 08/2021
Category: Environment

On the 3rd of August 2021 a major wildfire raged uncontrolled through the outskirts of Athens. People forced to flee their homes as the fire approached residential areas. A part of the national motorway was sealed off by the authorities. Thousands of hectares of forest burned, as well as dozens of homes, businesses, vehicles and historical sites.

Weeks of wildfires have stretched Greece’s response capabilities to the limit. An intense heat wave, swept through much of Southern Europe and fuelled major forest fires.



Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

Athens Greece 03 August 2021 Panoramic view of a major wild fire at Varympompi region north of Athens The thick smoke shows the phenomenon of pyrocumulus

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

Athens Greece 03 August 2021 Panoramic view of a major wild fire at Varympompi region north of Athens The thick smoke shows the phenomenon of pyrocumulus

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

Athens Greece 03 August 2021 View of a major wild fire reached residential areas at Varympompi suburb north of Athens The thick smoke shows the phenomenon of pyrocumulus

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

Athens Greece-03August 2021 Firefighting helicopter filled with water flying above the north suburbs of Athens Joining the battle against wildfires in Greece

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

Athens Greece-03August 2021 Firefighting helicopter filled with water flying above the north suburbs of Athens Joining the battle against wildfires in Greece

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

Athens Greece-03August 2021 Firefighting helicopter filled with water flying above the north suburbs of Athens Joining the battle against wildfires in Greece

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

Athens Greece-03August 2021 Firefighting helicopter filled with water flying above the north suburbs of Athens Joining the battle against wildfires in Greece

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

ATHENS GREECE-03 AUGUST 2021 A man is taking photos video of the wildfire that raged uncontrolled near the national motorway at the north suburbs of Athens Part of it was sealed off by the authorities

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

ATHENS GREECE-03 AUGUST 2021 People are watching the wildfire raged uncontrolled near the national motorway Part of it was sealed off by the authorities

Wildfires in Greece summer 2021

ATHENS GREECE-04 August 2021 A man wearing a face mask is crossing a central avenue in the center of Athens Smog is covering the area and visibility is very low due to the wildfires burning in north region of Athens