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Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles

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Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles

Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles

Greek authorities closed the Acropolis archaeological site for a few hours on Thursday as the capital was grilled under hot temperatures.

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Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles

Greece's most famous tourist site was closed for four hours as temperatures escalated and meteorologists expected them to surpass 40 (104 Fahrenheit) degrees celsius in parts of the country.

One thermometer in central Athens showed a reading of 42 degrees (107.6 Fahrenheit) celsius in the sun.

Athens officials opened air conditioned centres for the elderly and the country's civil protection service warned of areas at high risk of fires.

In the first heatwave of the summer for Greece, tourists found relief under trees, umbrellas and at fountains.

Meteorologists said temperatures were expected to subside over the next days.

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