Every year, the midsummer August full moon sees museums and archaeological sites around Greece opening their doors to the public free of charge.
Greece’s Ministry of Culture has announced its program of events for this year’s full moon, which falls on this Sunday the 22nd of August 2021.
Over 52 concerts, theatre, dance performances, poetry recitations, documentary screenings, art exhibitions, stargazing, and guided tours are the main events that will be taking place over the weekend, with free admission.
Also, a total of 120 archaeological sites, monuments, and museums will remain open until late at night on Sunday, August 22nd.
In Athens and around Attica, this includes events at The Acropolis Museum, the Numismatic Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. There are also events taking place in Macedonia, at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum of Pella and the Museum of Byzantine Culture. In other parts of the country, special events are being held at the sites of Delphi, Olympia, Mystras, Atalanti, Thebes, The Palace of Nestor, and the Ancient site of Corinth; as well as on the islands of Zakynthos and Corfu, Lesvos, Chios, Kalymnos and Karpathos. Plus on the Cycladic islands of Kea, Antiparos and Andros. In Crete, there are events planned in Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion.