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Full moon late night opening of the Acropolis

August 10, 2009

Full moon late night opening of the Acropolis

Posted at 12:55 pm in Acropolis

Greece is continuing the tradition of previous years, with a late night opening of the Acropolis site in Athens (along with numerous other sites) to coincide with the full moon.

From:
Athens News Agency

08/06/2009
August Full Moon events

The August full moon has always been a special event in Greece, as it is the time when the moon is so close as to give the impression that one only has to reach out to touch it.

In recent years, the Culture Ministry has established a tradition of opening up a large number of the countries archaeological sites, monuments and museums throughout the country on the night of the August Full Moon.

This year’s August Full Moon tonight, Thursday, will also feature musical and theatrical performances and other cultural events at 43 sites.

The sites will be open for the Full Moon from 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., while a handful of sites will remain open until 3:00 a.m.

Performances will be staged at the Archaeological site of Marathon, the Archaeological Museum of Megara, the National Archaeological Museum and the Numismatics Museum in Attica prefecture; the Archaeological Museum of Patras, Ancient Corinth, Ancient Nemea, Ancient Sicyon, Mystras, Ancient Olympia, the Archaeological Museum of Tripolis, the Methoni and Pylos Castles, and the Archaeological Museum of Messinia in the Peloponnese, as well as a number of sites in Macedonia, Epirus and the Ionian Islands, Thessaly, the islands of the Northern Aegean, Crete and the rest of the country.

The Athens Acropolis, Poseidon’s Temple at Sounio, the archaeological sites of Dodoni and Delos and a large number of museums and other sites will also be open, but without accompanying events.

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