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Heatwave: Acropolis in Athens, Knossos in Crete temporary closed July 15

The Acropolis of Athens, Knossos and other archaeological sites on the island of  Crete will be temporarily  closed to public for several hours on Saturday, July 15, 2023, as the heatwave that hits Greece reaches its peak with temperatures over 41 degrees Celsius also in the Greek capital.

As announced by the Culture Ministry, the Acropolis will operate on reduced hours on Saturday, and will be closed to public from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The archaeological sites of Ancient Agora and the Kerameikos will remain in operation, where it is possible to visit the Archaeological Museums there, the ministry added.

During the summer, the Acropolis is usually open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

It should be reminded that temperatures in Athens are forecast to reach up to  41°-43° C today, Saturday.

The Acropolis was also closed from 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Friday.


Knossos, Faistos and other archaeological sites on Crete will be temporary closed also on Saturday due to heatwave CLEON.

According to local media, the archaeological sites that will remain closed at noon today, from 12 noon to 5 pm.

The closure affects: Knossos, Faistos, Agia Triada, Matalon and Gortyna.

Click here to Read on KTG: all about Heatwave CLEON

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