Country’s main attraction closed, again

A tourist takes a photograph outside the blocked-off entrance to the Acropolis yesterday as Culture Ministry workers seeking permanent contracts pressed on with protest action. The sign reads: ‘Blockade. Will the minister listen?’ President Karolos Papoulias called for an end to the action. ‘I completely understand (their) demands… but it is inconceivable for the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis to be closed off,’ he said.