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Greek Archaeological Sites Free of Charge for August Full Moon

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The Erectheion on the Acropolis is among the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece. Credit: Greek Reporter

Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the culture and sports ministry has once again ordered that 115 archaeological sites and monuments in Greece will be open to the public free of charge for a series of nights before and after the full moon in August.

A series of events are planned from August 5-9, with the highlight on the night of the full moon on August 7, when 93 sites, monuments and museums in Greece will host concerts, poetry nights, star-gazing, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, dance, tours and shadow-puppet theatre.

Additionally, 22 sites and museums will remain open to the public without organizing special events.

Archaeological sites free of charge

Sites open to the public include the Evros Byzantine Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Alexandroupolis, the Archaeological Museum of Philippi, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Ancient Theater of Mieza, the Tsiatsiapa Mansion in Kastoria, the Archaeological site of Dodoni, Archaeological Site of Nicopolis – Odeum, the Castle of Parga, the Byzantine Castle of Trikala, the Archaeological site of the Roman and Medieval Aqueducts of Patra, the Archaeological Site of Olympia, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius and many more.

Entry to all sites and museums will be free of charge.

With a history as rich and expansive as that of Greece, it is no surprise that there are countless archaeological sites that you should visit while touring the country.

Of course, everyone knows the popular tourist attractions, such as the Acropolis and Delphi, but there is much more waiting for you in Greece.

Buildings and temples constructed at least two-and-a-half thousand years ago: the Acropolis, Delphi, Knossos, Mycenae, Olympia… among the sites that embody the spirit and grandeur of Ancient Greece.

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