As of 1 April, 33 Greek archaeological sites and museums will be extending their operating hours and remain open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, until the end of the season.
To highlight the news, a series of cultural events have been announced to take place throughout Greece.
Cultural events in Greece on 1 April
Greek National Opera
5pm – The Greek National Opera’s Children’s Choir will give a unique concert with works by Britten, Mozart, Hadjidakis, etc., under the direction of chorus mistress Mata Katsouli, at the Propylaea of the Acropolis (within the archaeological site of the Acropolis).
6pm – The students of the Greek National Opera’s Professional Dance School will present improvisations in the courtyard of the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Piano: Theodoris Reglis.
7pm – Soloists of the Greek National Opera Georgia Iliopoulou (soprano) and Dimitris Paksoglou (tenor) will perform popular arias and favorites duets of composers Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Lehar, etc, in the “Hall of the Altar” of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Piano: Sofia Tamvakopoulou.
7pm – Concert of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in the atrium of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
Concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki at the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
Concert featuring traditional instruments of the Parnassos area and traditional dances of the “Chorostasi” club at the entrance of the Delphi Archaeological Museum.
Piano Recital by Kostoula Sakka in the atrium of the Museum of Ancient Olympia.
Concert by the Sparta Philharmonic at the entrance of the Archaeological Site of Mystras.
Concert Choir under the direction of maestro Theodosis Antoniadis at the Palamidi Fortress.
Music event in the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.
Music event at the entrance of the archaeological site.
Traditional dances at the entrance of the archaeological site.
7pm – Concert of the Philharmonic at the Grand Masters Palace.
Concert at the entrance of the Museum of Asian Art.
Piano recital of Myrto Asimakopoulou at the entrance of the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri.
Concert of the Heraklion Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra at the entrance of the Archaeological Site of Knossos.
Music event on Spinalonga and boat ride to the island.
All events will begin at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.