One of Greece’s main tourist destinations left without electricity
Visitors to the Greek resort of Santorini are facing the prospect of candlelit dinners with warm beer after a power-station fire left the island without electricity at the peak of the tourist season.
Greece’s power network administrator said Tuesday’s blaze had been extinguished and efforts were being made to gradually restore power to the island in the Aegean Sea as soon as possible.
No injuries were reported from the fire, the cause of which was not immediately known.
Santorini is one of Greece’s main tourist destinations, attracting about 1.7 million visitors last year. It is famous for the view from its dramatic seaside cliffs at sunset.
Authorities said the Greek navy would ship generators to the island by early on Wednesday.