Greece: open archaeological sites closed due to heat

The Ministry of Culture of Greece canceled from Thursday to Sunday due to strong heat, the day hours of open archaeological sites, including Athens Acropolis, daily visited by thousands of tourists.

This is stated in a common message from the department.

The Ministry reported that “Due to high temperatures from Thursday, July 20, to Sunday, July 23, the hours of work of archaeological sites were changed: the last entrance of visitors will be at 12:00 local time and the resumption of work at 17:30” .

In the case of changing weather conditions, the Ministry of Culture promised to make a new ad.

Greek meteorologists warn of the approach of a new wave of extremely hot weather. On Thursday, the thermometer in Greece on average reached 39-41 degrees Celsius in the shade, it will approach 45 degrees by Sunday. In the following days, a certain drop in temperature is expected to 40-41 degrees. All this increases the risk of natural fires, as strong winds will begin to blow, which can contribute to their spread.