Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry will open 115 archaeological sites and monuments to public to enjoy the August Full Moon on Monday 7th August 2017. Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the entrance is free of charge.
A series of events is planned from 5th to 0th August 2017, with the highlight to be on the night of full moon on August 7th.
93 archaeological sites, monuments and museums across the country will host concerts, poetry nights, star-gazing, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, dance, tours and shadow-puppet theatre.
A further 22 archaeological sites and museums will remain open to the public without organising special events.
Cape Sounio archaeological site: open until midnight – no event
The Acropolis is open until 8:00 pm. A couple of years ago, the ministry decided to except Acropolis from the Full Moon Nights due to a dramatic number of visitors that made their safety impossible, also due to to reconstruction works taking place on the site.
Acropolis Museum: open until midnight with a concert by Manolis Mitsias (9:00 p.m.)
Keramikos Museum and archaeological site: open 8:00 pm until Midnight. For visitors’ security access to site will be limited only around the museum in company of guards
Olympeion: concert with the philharmonic orchestra of the Greek General Staff (8:00-10:00 p.m. – no seat available)
National Museum: concert with Iro Saia and Night Stories by archaeologists (9:30 pm)
Archaeological Museum of Piraeus:soprano Vasia Zacharopoulou, temor Dimitris Paksoglu, The Underground youth Orchestra (9:00 p.m.)
Numismatic Museum Cafe: concert with Adrianna Babali and Quarderinas Quartet (9:00 p.m.)
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: Concert with Greek and international music (9:30 p.m.)
Aegina – Afaia Athina archaeological site: open 9:00 – 11:30 p.m. – no event
Entry to all sites and museums will be free of charge.
Lat year, 63,795 people attended 82 events in 116 archaeological sites, monuments and museums or just visited 34 sites that were open to public without event.
Even if the Acropolisis closed, you can get stunning view of the full moon over the Acropolis from the many hills around the Greek Holy Rock. Or just walk along the Dionisiou Aeropagitou street.
A detailed program for all sites and events you can find in a file at athinorama.gr:
“Κάντε κλικ εδώ για να κάνετε λήψη του αρχείου με τις εκδηλώσεις”
The file is in Greek.
You can check with local media or just go to next hill, mountain and beach and enjoy the spectacle.