In news-Wildfires are continuing to rip through the Greek island of Evia and Athens, prompting residents to flee to safety by sea.
About Evia Island-
- Also called Euboea, it is Greece’s second-largest island in area and population, after Crete.
- It is separated from Boeotia in mainland Greece by the narrow Euripus Strait.
- It is a rugged long and narrow island of forests and covers almost touching the Greek mainland.
- It is the capital and largest city of Greece.
- Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years.
- Classical Athens was a powerful city-state and was a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, and the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum.
- It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent particularly Ancient Rome.