Whatever the final tally of managing the climate threat, what is certain is that the people on the front lines - pilots, firefighters, security forces, volunteers - are fighting with self-sacrifice.
The state must ensure that they are not only compensated according to their contribution, but also that they are supported by the best experts in the country.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for a stable government for the next four years from the polling station in Kifissia, where he voted.
"Citizens and democracy are the focus today, it is a day of joy and responsibility. We are voting for the second time in just a few weeks so the country can have a stable and efficient government with a four-year horizon," he said.
Police made two more arrests on Friday regarding the pimping of a 12-year-old girl in the Athens district of Kolonos.
The arrests bring to 38 the total number of suspects to have been arrested in connection with the case.
Four suspects arrested on Thursday have been given until June 26 to prepare their defence after appearing before an investigative magistrate.
The man charged with the abduction and murder of Polish woman Anastazja Rubinska on the Dodecanese island of Kos will face prosecution for her rape.
The 32-year-old man, who is from Bangladesh, has already been charged with the abduction and murder of 27-year-old Rubinska, whose body was found on Sunday, a number of days after she was reported missing.