Parks in Athens close due to fire concerns

Parks and groves in Athens will be shut for precautionary reasons, the Attica Region director said on Thursday, during an unprecedented heatwave in Greece that has led to numerous fires in Greece.

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Among those shutting down until further notice are Pedion tou Areos and the nearby grove Lofos Finopoulou in Athens, the Antonis Tritsis Metropolitan at Ilion, and Attiko Alsos in Galatsi.

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