Acropolis to close during hottest hours on Wednesday

The ancient Acropolis tourist site will remain closed from midday until 5 p.m. on Wednesday due to extreme heat wave temperatures, authorities announced. The decision was made to protect both workers and visitors. 

Hot air masses from Africa keep temperatures high in Greece

The hot air masses from north Africa will continue to bring searing heat in Greece, with the highest values occurring on Wednesday and Thursday in the mainland, mostly in the west, central and north, according to the National Meteorological Service Meteo.

Heatwave isn’t going anywhere yet

A tourist inspects his work while taking photographs of the Cycladic island capital of Ermoupoli in Syros on Monday, as Greece continued to grapple with a protracted heatwave that is expected to drag on until at least the end of the week.

Heat taking toll on tourism

Athens had never been as attractive a tourist destination as it is now. But successive heatwaves, more frequent than ever, threaten to undermine this success.

Alarm raised as even more heat is on the way

Despite six stifling days of continuously high temperatures, the latest heatwave in Greece is far from over, meteorologists and the National Public Health Organization (EODY) warned on Friday, advising the public to exercise caution and take precautions.

Country braces for another heat wave

Authorities have warned of an impending weeklong heat wave during the summer tourist season, with a high risk of dangerous wildfires, as much of southern Europe swelteres under high temperatures.