Greece's Acropolis: Cap on daily visitors and staggered entry times starting in September

On some days, 23,000 tourists cram into the ancient complex.

Only 20,000 daily visitors will be let into the Acropolis of Athens, Greece’s most popular archaeological site, starting next month.

There will also be cap on how many visitors will be let in every hour.

Up until now, as many as 23,000 people a day have been squeezing into the monument complex, with mostly large groups visiting before noon.

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the controls are needed to prevent bottlenecks and overcrowding at the UNESCO World Heritage site.

‘Excessive tourism’ is a threat to the Acropolis

In a radio interview Mendoni said, “Obviously tourism is desirable for the country,

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