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20 July, 2024
 
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Extreme temperatures prompt Acropolis hour reduction

Culture ministry's response to 40°C+ forecast

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

Greek authorities have made adjustments to the operating hours of the Acropolis due to the anticipated extremely high temperatures surpassing 40 degrees Celsius. The Culture Ministry has announced that on Friday, the iconic archaeological site will have reduced hours in order to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors.

Normally, the Acropolis is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. throughout the summer season. However, in response to the scorching weather conditions, the site will temporarily close its doors from midday until 5 p.m. This measure aims to mitigate the potential risks associated with the intense heat during the hottest hours of the day.

By implementing this schedule adjustment, authorities hope to protect visitors from the harmful effects of extreme temperatures. It is important to note that the decision was made in consideration of public safety and to provide a more comfortable experience for tourists exploring the iconic landmark.

The temporary closure during the peak heat hours seeks to prioritize the well-being of both locals and tourists alike. Visitors planning to visit the Acropolis on Friday are advised to take note of the revised hours and plan their visit accordingly, ensuring they have ample time to explore the historical site before or after the midday closure.

Authorities will continue to monitor the weather conditions closely and assess whether any further adjustments to the operating hours are necessary. The safety and comfort of visitors remain a top priority, and authorities urge everyone to stay hydrated, use sun protection, and take necessary precautions to cope with the extreme heat while visiting the Acropolis or any other outdoor sites during this period of exceptionally high temperatures.

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