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10 Aug
Fire continues to rage on the outskirts of Athens as thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated. At least 1,450 Greek firefighters along with 15 aircraft are battling the infernos. The blazes in Greece are set to continue, with strong winds and temperatures of up to 38 degrees Celsius (100°F) forecast in some regions making it difficult to contain the fires.
8 Aug
Emergency services evacuated several northern suburbs of the Greek capital after fresh fires broke out late on Tuesday as strong winds and blistering heat continue to complicate the efforts of rescue crews.
3 Aug
Tourist attractions close in Athens as temperatures soar during one of the worst heatwaves the country has seen in decades. The intense heat has led to deadly wildfires in the region, with nearby Turkey suffering its worst fires in at least a decade.
29 Jul
A total of 141 firefighters have been mobilised to contain a forest blaze at the base of Mount Penteli north of Athens. The fire service are backed by 10 helicopters and eight firefighting planes, but said strong winds were complicating operations.
22 Jul
People demonstrate in Athens against plans to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all health workers and retirement home employees, with police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse some protesters.
21 Feb
Snow carpets the capital as a cold front hits Greece.
26 Mar 2020
The first Olympics games held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 1896. It went around the continents and did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics, 108 years later. But the years it went round did not go without incidents. Here are a few times the Olympics has witnessed disruptions or postponement.
28 Jul 2018
People left homeless after the wildfires near Athens blame the government for the scale of damage. But authorities point to indications of arson and say the situation was made worse by people building illegally in dangerous areas.
24 Jul 2018
A wildfire has killed at least 50 people and injured more than 150 as it swept through the small resort town of Mati near Athens.
23 May 2017
On this day in 2007, Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 in Athens to win the UEFA Champions League.

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