Fire in Evia: Famous 2,500-year-old Greek olive tree turned to charcoal

Evia fire

The catastrophic fires in Northern Evia, burned not only thousands of acres of virgin forest, but also the ancient Olive grove of Rovia, with the 2,500 years old olive tree among the victims.

The Evian tree is so ancient that it was even described in antiquity by the geographer and philosopher Strabo.

The ancient tree had a trunk that needed ten people to embrace it and it was still productive until its destruction.

Apostolis Panagiotou posted photos of the centuries-old olive tree, before and after the disaster.

The picture is really heartbreaking.

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