In the first days of June, the Greek civil protection services began re-publishing fire danger maps throughout Greece. These maps can also be checked through our website. You will find them in the main menu under the Fire hazard map button.
Green indicates the lowest risk, while red the highest. This year we have also added the ability to view maps from previous days to see if the risk is increasing. After 19.00, a map of threats for the next day will be published. For tourists, this may be important when planning hiking trips, for example because some of the routes may be closed on days where high risk of fires is forecasted.
Current maps will be published by the end of October. Until then, they will also be downloaded to our website.
Publication of hazard information is part of an integral fire prevention plan and is overseen by the Emergency Response Planning and Response Directorate. This is an international practice especially used in countries at risk of serious fires. The main goal is to coordinate the entities involved in the fight against the element, as well as provide the public with up-to-date information, which may prevent activities that could cause a forest fire due to neglect.
Damnoni beach area after a fire