ATHENS — Temperatures in Greece are forecast to rise significantly in Greece over the next few days, reaching as high as 43-44C on the mainland on Thursday, according to the latest data from the Athens National Observatory's weather service, meteo.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperatures in central and the southern parts of the country will climb to between 39C and 41C, while in the north they will range from 36C to 38C. Very high temperatures are also forecast on the islands, reaching 39C in some parts of Crete and eastern Rhodes.
Additionally, dust concentrations will remain high in the western parts of Greece.
Samaria Gorge to remain closed on Thursday
Samaria Gorge on Crete will be closed on Thursday, July 1, due to the very high temperatures expected on the island, the Chania Forest Directorate announced on Wednesday.
The Forest Directorate warned that if the high temperatures continue on Friday, July 2 then Samaria Gorge will remain closed to visitors for a second consecutive day.