For one more year the Ministry of Culture and Sports organizes the events of the August Full Moon offering admission free to the archeological sites and museums to the public on a summer night under the light of the August full moon.
For 2020, 25 centuries after the Battle of Thermopyles and the Navalbattle of Salamis, Thermopyles and specifically the site of the hill of Kolonos on Mount Kallidromos were chosen as the theme of the poster.
On the night of Monday, August 3rd, 2020, with the full moon of August, 77 archeological sites and museums across the country will welcome the public, with events in 37 of them while another 40 will remain open to the public. This year's event will take place exclusively on the night of August 3rd, except for a single event scheduled for August 2nd at Antirrio Castle.
The events and the visit of the public to the archeological sites and museums will be carried out in accordance with the applicable security protocols that have been drawn up for each archaeological site and museum in the context of limiting the spread of the COVID 19 disease and in accordance with the applicable security measures during their implementation.
The report of the events of 2019 exceeded 60,000 visitors who visited archeological sites, monuments and museums throughout the country.
The events that will take place this year are mainly music concerts, theatrical performances, dance performances, poetic recitations, documentary screenings, art exhibitions, stargazing. Most of the events will take place in collaboration with the municipalities and cultural, landscaping associations.
For one more , difficult year, under the circumstance of the pandemic, we thank the Regional and Special Regional Services of the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage and their staff who continue the successful celebration of the August Full Moon by offering to Greek citizens and foreign visitors to our country archeological sites and museums on the most beautiful night of the Greek summer.
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