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Acropolis Museum Celebrates August Full Moon Tonight

Acropolis Museum. Photo: Nikos Bardakastanis

Acropolis Museum. Photo: Nikos Bardakastanis

The Acropolis Museum celebrates the August Full Moon on Wednesday, 21 August, with famous melodies of the Greek and world repertoire, performed by the historic Army Band of Athens, in the Museum’s entrance courtyard at 9:30 pm.

The Army Band was founded in 1825 and for many years it represented the only musical authority in Greece comprising of world renowned music conductors, such as Maggel, Kalomiris and Kessaris, as well as talented soloists. Today, the Army Band of Athens supports all Army events and it participates with great success in world festivals of Army Bands abroad. Captain Mike Hasouris will be conducting the orchestra.

On this occasion, the Museum will remain open from 8 am to 12 midnight (free entry for all visitors from 9 pm onwards), giving visitors the opportunity to stroll through the galleries and enjoy the view of the Acropolis under the charming moonlight.

The Acropolis Museum is just one of the some 100 archaeological sites, monuments and museums throughout Greece that will remain open on the night of 21 August 2013 to celebrate the full moon. See here.

Acropolis Site Not Open Late

It is reminded that Greece’s popular Acropolis site will not stay open after 8 pm for safety reasons, as works are still being carried out on the site.

According to the Greek Culture and Sports Ministry, visitors will have free access to Filopappou Hill in Athens, opposite the Acropolis site.

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