The August full moon is considered one of the most magical nights of the year. Once again this year the Greek Ministry of Culture has organized various events to celebrate this day, under the best of circumstances.
Numerous events will take place in 116 archaeological sites, monuments and museums across Greece. These events will include music, dance, theater, art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry and they will be held on Thursday, August 18 – the day of the full moon — as well as on August 17, 19, 20, 21.
In Athens, the Acropolis Museum will celebrate the August full moon on two separate nights. On Thursday August 18 at 9 pm, the museum will host the well-known band The Swingin’ Cats.
Furthermore, the museum galleries will remain open from 8:00 am to midnight (entrance will be free after 8:00 pm), allowing visitors to look through the permanent and temporary exhibitions. At the same time, the restaurant, located on the museum’s second floor, will also be open to the public. Visitors will be able to taste exquisite dishes based on traditional recipes, while listening to jazz music by Spyros Rontogiannis on saxophone, George Tsiropoulos piano and Christo Koromila in contrabass.
The Museum will also be open to the public on the night of Friday, August 19. Diner will have the chance to listen to the melodic sounds of the Greek harpist Thodoris Matoulas.