Acropolis suspends entry on Sunday due to extreme heatwave

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Tomorrow, Sunday 16 July 2023, the Archaeological Site of the Acropolis will suspend its operation from 11:30 to 17:30 reported the Hellenic Ministry of culture on their twitter account.

The areas of the Ancient Agora and Kerameikos will remain in operation also the Athens museum.

Temperatures next week could break Europe's current record - 48.8 Celsius recorded in Sicily in August 2021.

Italian meteorologists have dubbed the next phase of the European heatwave "Charon" - a reference to the ferryman of the souls of the dead in Greek mythology. That succeeds this week's "Cerberus" named after the three-headed dog of the underworld.

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