More than 41 degrees in Rome, 43 degrees in Mallorca, 45 degrees in Catalonia: the heat wave has the Mediterranean region firmly in its grip. Tourists, in particular, who are not used to these temperatures, quickly reach their limits.
Yannick S says: *, a Nau.ch reader who is currently in Athens with his girlfriend: “It’s hot in here.” The thermometer there rose to 46 degrees at the weekend – tourist attractions such as the Acropolis had to be closed.
“The heat is overwhelming, especially in the sun. Fortunately there is still a breeze in the shade,” he says. However, they did not miss the opportunity to visit all the sights.
“To brave the heat, wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lots and lots of water. Our daypack is full of water bottles,” he explains. His special tip: cooling towels that you wet in the morning and put on your neck.
Despite the record temperatures, he hasn’t regretted his trip to Greece yet. “New impressions and experiences make you forget about the heat at the end of the day,” he continues with enthusiasm.
41.8 degrees was also measured in Rome this week. “You can’t take it anymore,” a Munich tourist told the German news agency in front of the Colosseum. “It was clear that it would be hot, but we don’t have 40 degrees or more,” says another German traveler.
Would you like to be in the south on vacation right now?
Yes – sun and beach, what more could you ask for?
No, that would be too hot for me!
A passerby goes so far as to say: “Rome will not be repeated in the summer!”
In Spain, the sweltering heat makes things difficult even for locals who are used to the heat. “You can’t take it, you can’t take it,” said a retiree in a cafe in Madrid from the dpa news agency. “It’s getting hotter every year!”
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