2. For the past few years, the Greek government has thrown open a
selection of the best archaeological sites in Greece during the
night of the full moon in August. In 2013, the event will occur on
the night of August 21st.
The list of dozens of participating archaeological sites in the past
included the Acropolis and Cape Sounion but the actual sites are
off the list in 2013, victims of their own popularity and of too
many visitors stumbling over slick night-damp marble stones.
Authorities point out that a hillside adjacent to Sounion will be
open and that in Athens, Filopappou Hill will be open, offering at
least a dramatic view of the Acropolis and Parthenon as well as a
free concert at 9:30pm. Both Sounion and the Parthenon will be
open until 8pm that evening.
Other regulars on the list include the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina
and ancient Olympia. There may be last-minute additions to the
list, or sudden removals, so check locally before trekking to a site.
Usually, there are music and dance events scheduled at some of
21 August 2013 - Full Moon in Greece