Acropolis closed due to the 40-degree heat

Acropolis closed to tourists on Monday earlier than usual because of the heat, keepers reported the Greek association of archaeological sites.

The union explained its decision to close the Acropolis at 14 pm local time (15 MSK) the need to protect employees and visitors to the monument.

In Greece, in the last week established almost 40-degree heat, and on Monday the temperature varies in different areas of 40 to 43 degrees. "Cooling" to 35 degrees weather forecasters promise Tuesday.

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