Series of Events to Mark August Full Moon at Greek Archaeological Sites



The Temple of Athena Nike, on Athens’ Acropolis. Wikimedia Commons

Greece’s Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday a series of events that will be held under August’s full moon at archaeological sites and museums around Greece.

This year’s events are part of a long-lasting and popular tradition of observing and celebrating the full moon as it appears over the many spectacular archaeological sites around the nation.

The celebration of the full moon will culminate on Thursday, August 15, with some events starting on August 11 and concluding on August 19.

According to the ministry, “Ninety-seven archaeological sites, museums and monuments will be open for people to enjoy the brightest moon of the summer, while music and other events will be held in forty-eight” sites.

The celebrations will be posted on the official site of the ministry in both Greek and English, so that locals and tourists can all enjoy this unique experience. Further events are expected to be added as time goes by this summer.

Entrance to all archaeological sites and museums will be free of charge on August 15.

The country’s Culture Ministry has organized a series of events each year since 2002 to celebrate the August full moon, offering the public an opportunity to enjoy a warm summer night under the moonlight in most of the archaeological sites and museums in Greece.

The viewing of the full moon occurring at the warmest time of the year, shining brightly on the stunning backdrop of the most ancient monuments of the western world, even if it is not accompanied by music, theater productions and other artistic presentations, is not to be missed.

With information from AMNA