Tourists flee Greece due to hellish heat and fires

By TravelWiseJul 25, 2023 14:37 PMNews
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Tourists flee Greece due to hellish heat and fires
On Rhodes wildfires rage. Source: Pic: Craig Degnan

The prolonged 45-degree heat wave in Greece has expectedly ended with large-scale forest fires. Tourists are leaving the country en masse, and authorities are hastily evacuating the population from Rhodes Island

British television channel Sky News regularly airs the latest news from Greece. According to the latest reports from the broadcaster, Jet2 and TUI airlines have canceled all flights to Rhodes.

Thousands of people have already been evacuated from the island and judging by the way the situation is developing, this is just the beginning. Authorities are warning that the fires will continue and the heatwave will intensify.

Tourists who came on vacation complain that the weather has left them no choice, and despite the money spent on the trip, they are forced to leave.

Tourists flee Greece due to hellish heat and fires
Forecasts of weather forecasters for the coming days are disappointing. Source: photo by Sky News

"Our hotel turned into an oven. It was horrible. I've worked in Texas and all over the world, but it was just sweltering," shared the impressions of one of the vacationers. Exhausted by the hellish heat, people reported that they will never again come to Southern Europe at this time of year, and even more so with children.

For the record, Sicily's civil protection agency said temperatures in some parts of the island rose to 47°C (116.6°F) today, close to the European record high of 48.8°C recorded in 2021 in Sardinia.

Tourists flee Greece due to hellish heat and fires
Many tourists did not even get to their hotel, they were immediately evacuated to the stadium. Source: photo by Sky News

It should be reminded that the anticyclone "Cerberus" formed in North Africa is accompanied by abnormally high temperatures. According to experts, if the weather does not change in the near future, the tourist season in Southern Europe may end early.

And by the looks of it, it is real. Forecasters report that in the coming days in popular Italian resorts - Sicily and Sardinia, the air temperature will be kept at + 50 C.

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