Greece briefly shuts the Acropolis as Athens sizzles

The Parthenon temple is seen without visitors as high temperatures prompted authorities to close the Acropolis archaeological site in Athens, Greece July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece shut the Acropolis Hill for a few hours on Thursday to protect visitors to one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions from a heatwave that has engulfed Athens. The monument, home to the Parthenon temple that is visited by millions of tourists every year, was closed between 1000 and 1400 […]

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