Six tourists, including two children, were killed, while one person is missing after extreme weather conditions struck Halkidiki. A state of emergency was declared in the county, while the infrastructural damages are incalculable.

“We should be concerned with the fact that the people who have died, were tourists. We have to examine how the message of civil protection is conveyed to all those in Greece including tourists, government spokesman Stelios Petsas told ERT.

We have already begun to record the damages, following the Prime Minister’s orders, said Minister of Interior Takis Theodorikos.

Compensations will be allocated as well as additional financial support will be given to the three municipalities affected, he underlined. Investigations are under way in the Nea Kallikratia marine region to locate a 62-year-old fisherman, who went missing since yesterday afternoon.