Heatwave In Europe; Acropolis In Greece Closes Again. Here’s What’s Happening There

by Shreya Ghosh
Heatwave In Europe; Acropolis In Greece Closes Again. Here’s What’s Happening There

The summer season has always been a wonderful time of the year to explore the beautiful countries in Europe. Weather remains one of the key factors to attract global tourists during this time. But this year is witnessing a rise in temperatures in several cities of the continent. From destinations crowded with tourists to offbeat places, many places are experiencing heat waves this summer.

Greece Experienced A Record-Hit Temperature Last Weekend

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An unbearable heatwave in Greece led to the closing of the Acropolis in Athens for the second time. Unfortunately, some tourists fell sick because of the soaring temperature. Some even fainted while exploring the archeological site in this heat, according to a report by Daily Mail. On Friday, the temperature hit a record 48.8°C. In view of such a rise in temperature in many popular Mediterranean places, the iconic Acropolis has been closed again for the second time. Acropolis was closed for a few hours on both 14 and 15 July. It was kept shut from 12 PM to 5:30 PM, according to a report by Hindustan Times.

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Not just in Greece, the spike in temperature has been reported in Italy, Israel, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and many other European countries.

The Weather Is Worsening In Europe!

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Locals and tourists are sadly experiencing a hard time dealing with the soaring mercury in many destinations in this continent. So many cities were under alert due to the sudden change in weather. There are proper advisories to follow to protect themselves from the intolerable heat waves. The weather got heated up to quite some extent in the last few days.

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Some Of These Popular Destinations Recorded Massive Heat Recently:

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  • Athens
  • Albufeira
  • Benidorm
  • Bologna
  • Florence
  • Czech Republic
  • Milan
  • Istanbul
  • Istanbul
  • Venice

Many people are rushing to beaches even in this temperature to find some relief from the heat. Many are sunbathing in such extreme temperatures exceeding 40°C.

In between all this rush and heat, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, had to visit the hospital on 15 July as he suffered from dehydration.

It is becoming such a scary risk to explore popular European destinations during this bustling month of summer holidays. If you are in the continent now, stay hydrated and safe!

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