Acropolis closed again after storm warning

TAGS: Weather, Tourism

Visitors to Greece's top historical monument were prevented from entering the site of the Parthenon atop Acropolis Hill in central Athens on Thursday afternoon in response to a storm warning issued by the country's weather service.

The archaeological site was ordered closed as a safety precaution after two tourists and two guards sustained light injuries in a lighting strike on Wednesday, prompting the closure of the ancient citadel.

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service on Thursday issued a warning of another powerful storm in Athens, which has experienced heavy downpours, hail and lighting over the past few days, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours.