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Greet the August Full Moon with Odysseas Elytis

by: http://www.grreporter.info

For the fourth consecutive year, the archaeological sites and museums in Greece will open their doors to the public on the night of 10 August to enjoy a romantic August full moon. They will open their doors free of charge between 9 p.m. and midnight for all residents and visitors to the country who want to see the Moon in a setting similar to an ancient theatre.

In many of the sites, such as the archaeological complex at Delphi, as well as the museums and archaeological sites of the Cycladic Islands and North-eastern Aegean sea, the artistic events will be dedicated to the works of the famous Greek poet and Nobel laureate in literature Odysseas Elitis.

At 9.19 p.m., when the luminous moon is expected to fill the sky, the organisers will set up an imaginary connection between the Cycladic Islands, Ikaria, Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Psara and Delphi, where an excerpt from the poem “To Axion Esti” (“It is Worthy”) will sound in the poet’s voice.

“The tradition of opening the archaeological sites during the August full moon dates back to 2010. This has increased the number of visitors because a fair number of people go to the sites for the first time and become familiar with them thanks to the performances dedicated to the full moon,” said a representative of the Greek Ministry of Culture for GRReporter.

source/read more/ list of archaeological sites that will be open

One Response to “Greet the August Full Moon with Odysseas Elytis”

  1. Μαριεττα Κούρπικ says:

    I want to be there with friends

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