With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees Celsius, the Attica fire service had to tackle fires at Papagou, Keratea and on Mount Hymettus.
However, the most important blaze of the day was at the urban forest of Thessaloniki, Sheikh Shu, that according to sources started from a cigarette. Dozens of fire fighters were still trying to put it under control on Saturday afternoon.
Other wildfires that were put under control were reported on Crete and Rhodes. The former was at Arkalochori, near Iraklio, and the latter at Kattavia.