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EVENTS FOR THE AUGUST FULL MOON

via: greecelists.wordpress.com

2014-08-11 00.02.16 web

Photo by LIVIN’LOVIN’, taken through a friend’s telescope during the August full moon, in Agia Anna, Evia

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Ancient marbles bathed in the silver light of the moon come alive once a year in Greece during the midsummer night’s full moon in August. Archaeological sites and museums around the country open their doors to the public free of charge, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a walk between the moonlit-drenched statues. The accompaniment of music sonatas, theater and dance events just makes the events all the more magical. So much so that you can almost feel the pleasure of the moon goddess Selene, who was depicted by the ancient Greeks as riding her horse side-saddled sprinkling her selas (light) across a twinkling sky.

The Ministry of Culture unveiled a series of events that run from August 17-21,culminating on August 18, the night of the full moon. More than 116 archaeological sites, monuments and museums around Greece will be open to the public from 17:00 until 24:00 free of charge.

Click here for a complete list of the events all over Greece.

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One Response to “EVENTS FOR THE AUGUST FULL MOON”

  1. Greece Lists says:

    I’m just working my way around blogging, so thanks for the plug! Hope you enjoyed the full moon.

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