Athens, Thessaloniki provide respite during heat wave

The City of Athens on Tuesday opened the doors of seven of its departments with air-conditioned spaces to citizens who were at a high risk of suffering heat stroke as temperatures rose to 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) in the Greek capital.

Meanwhile, local authorities in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, announced that air-conditioned spaces at the municipality’s Senior Citizens’ Centers (KAPI) would be available to citizens in case of heat waves during the month of August.

Temperatures were expected to drop today.