Greek Archaeological Sites to Shut Down Midday During Heatwave

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Last Update: 22:14

Archaeological sites with extended summer visiting hours will be shut down in the middle of the day as of Wednesday, and for as long as the heatwave lasts, the Ministry of Culture said.

“Due to the expected heatwave, as of Wednesday and as long as temperatures rise above 39 degrees Celsius (102.2F), all archaeological sites in Greece operating on an extended schedule will shut down from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,” the Ministry announcement said.

The schedule for these sites will be as follows: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m..

According to the National Meteorological Agency (EMY), the heatwave is expected to last till Friday.

Temperatures are expected to reach 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday in parts of the mainland.

Some relief from the heat is due on Friday, as temperatures are expected to drop a few degrees.

(Source: ANA-MPA)

See Also:

Thank you for contacting

Thank you for your enquiry to Villas, in partnership with ISV. Our Villa Experts will get back to you very soon with more information on your Greece villa holiday!

The contact form was not sent. Please contact us via email at [email protected]

All form fields are required.

If you want to add, edit or delete a Business page, CLICK HERE to create a Account