115 archaeological sites and monuments in Greece are open to the public free of charge tonight for the of August full moon t, continuing a long years tradition for the spectacular full moon phenomenon that is celebrated all over the country under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Greece
The series of events take place since August 5 till August 9, with 93 sites, monuments and museums that host concerts, poetry nights, star-gazing, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, dance, tours and shadow-puppet theatre.
The full moon will appear on 22:11 (local time) and the National Observatory of Athens will open the small building on the hill of Pnyx housing the Doridis telescope from 20:30-22:30, where visitors will be able to observe the two phenomena.
To celebrate the full moon, the National Archaeological Museum (NAM) will have a free entrance from 20:00 until midnight for visitors to wish to be guided through exhibits such as the gold treasures of Mycenae, the Cycladic figurines, the masterpieces of ancient sculpture and the Antikythera Mechanism by archaeologists or tour guides (20:00-21:30) during the Night-time Stories event.
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