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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.