Olympic torch relay continues across Greece, making stop at Acropolis 

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Ahead of its journey to the Paris 2024 Olympics, the symbolic Olympic flame made a stop at Greece’s historic icon, the Acropolis.

Despite heavy rainfall, Ekathimerini reported that Periklis Iakovakis, a retired Greek champion, and torchbearer, lit up the cauldron by the Parthenon temple with the Olympic torch.

This marked a significant moment before the flame’s next chapter to other parts of the world ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris.

The flame stayed at the Acropolis until Saturday morning and later travelled to the ancient Greek religious centre of Delphi followed by the town of Volos in central Greece.

The Olympic flame has previously visited multiple parts of Greece including Santorini, Olympia, Pireaus and Thessaloniki.

After its time in Greece, the flame will then be taken to French officials next Friday, May 4, at the renovated ancient marble stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896. It will then board the Belem sailing ship to be transported to France.

It is expected to reach the southern French port city of Marseille on May 8.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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