Free entry to museums and ancient sites on August 26 full moon

acropolis full moon

acropolis full moon

A total of 132 museums and archaeological sites across Greece will be open to the public with free admission for the full moon on the evening of Sunday, August 26. 95 of the sites are to hold special events from August 24 through to 27, including concerts, movie screenings, theatrical shows, poetry readings and guided cultural tours.

Sites such as the Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Numismatic Museum will be open until midnight with free entry and musical performances.

The archaeological site of Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon will too celebrate the August full moon by welcoming visitors until midnight.

Last year’s August full moon event drew in around 75,000 visitors in 82 events that were held in 116 archaeological sites, museums and monuments across the country.

The full moon initiative started in 2002 by the Ministry of Culture, while this year it also has the addition of events organised by the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018.

You can see the full list of organised events (in Greek), here.


GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.