Acropolis closes due to heat, reopens with free entry


A young woman takes a selfie from the Areopagus rock with the Acropolis in the background yesterday. The Greek capital’s foremost historical site was closed at 2 p.m. yesterday, as on Sunday, to protect visitors and staff from extreme high temperatures. It opened again a few hours later, however, offering free admission to hundreds of visitors. [Yiannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA]