Hundreds of Outdoor Cultural Events Scheduled Across Greece this Summer



Temple of Poseidon, Sounion. Photo Source: Sharon Mollerus/Wikimedia commons

Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced on Monday a series of 251 events and performances at 111 archaeological sites and museums across the country to celebrate ancient and modern Greek culture.

All events in the program “All of Greece, One Culture” will be held in open spaces in order to allow for social distancing during these coronavirus times. Those participating are the National Theatre, the National Opera, the Athens Concert Hall, the Νorthern Greece National Theatre, the MoMus, and the Αthens State Orchestra.

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the first phase of the program will run from July 18 to September 30. She announced that the events will open on July 18 in the Roman Market with a performance by the National Opera and the internationally-renowned Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili.

All the cultural activities are free and spectators will pay only for the entrance ticket to the particular archaeological site or museum where they will take place.

The series of events is aimed at offering an uplifting respite from coronavirus concerns and at the same time providing employment to those working in the arts, said Mendoni.

The Minister added that the pilot program has be designed taking into consideration all the appropriate Covid-19 health protocols as well as the stringent operational and safety rules for archaeological sites in Greece.

For more information on this Summer 2020 program, please click on the following link to the Culture Ministry site, here