August full moon 2019 around Greece

August full moon in Athens

An experience for all of those who are in Greece during summer. For some, visiting Athens for the full moon is a must, but the lucky ones are also those who are everywhere around the country, since the Ministry of Culture celebrates with events. If you are near Acropolis, a place to be around is Pikionis Pathway around Filopappou hill.

If you want to combine a night at an open air cinema, check here. As for 2019, the hotspots of the celebrations besides Athens are:

Wednesday August 14th 2019 Crete

Archeological site of Aptera, open 20.00-24.00


Full moon Thursday August 15th 2019- Northern Greece (Macedonia)

Komotini: Open archaeological museum from 20.00-24.00

Ancient Theatre of Maronia, open from 20.00-24.00.

Thessaloniki: Live concert from 20.00-23.00

Aiges Archeological site, concert starting at 21.00

Ancient Theatre of Mieza, live concert starting at 21.00

Pella museum, live concert at 21.00-23.00

Archeological sites of Logos Edessa, Pella and Dion, open 20.00-24.00


Thursday August 15th 2019- Northern Greece (Epirus)

Dodoni archeological site, live concert 20.00-24.00

Ioannina castle, live concert 20.00-24.00

Nikopoli Archaeological museum open from 20.00-24.00


Thursday August 15th 2019-  Ionian islands

Lefkada- Agia Mavra Castle

Corfu old Fortress, music event


Thursday August 15th 2019-  central Greece 

Agrinio, Archeological museum, concert (21.00-23.00)

Nafpaktos, Cervantes Park, concert, 21.00-23.00

Delphi, archeological site, open until 24.00

Theba, archeological museum, free entrance from 08.00-20.00


Thursday August 15th 2019- Peloponnesus 

Archeological Museum of Patra, open 20.00-24.00

Olympia, Archaeological museum & Archeological site, open 21.00-24.00, plus concert

Archeological site of Epicurius Apollo, concert 21.00-24.00

Chlemoutsi medieval castle, open 20.00-24.00

Nafplio, Palamidi castle, concert, open 20.00-24.00

Ancient Corinth, open 20.00-24.00

Isthmia, open 20.00-24.00

Ancient Nemea, open 20.00-24.00

Ancient Sikyon, open 20.00-24.00

Kalamata Archaeological site castle open until 24.00

Mantinia ancient theatre, concert


Thursday August 15th 2019- North Aegean islands

Lemnos, Mythimna fortress, concert

Chios, archeological site of Emporio, open 19.00-01.00 (next day) with free guidance

Chios Castle, Ioustiniani Palace at Chios castle, 21.00-01.00 (next day)

Chios Byzantine museum, 21.00-01.00

Samos, archeological museum Vathy, 20.00-24.00

Samos, Ireon archeological site, open 20.00-24.00

Ikaria, Archeological museum of Agios Kirikos, open 20.00-24.00


Thursday August 15th 2019- South  Aegean islands

Rhodes, ancient acropolis, open 20.00-24.00 (maybe a concert will take place)

Mykonos, archeological museum, 21.00-24.00

Tinos, Kionia, Poseidon sanctuary, open 21.00-24.00

Naxos, Yria, open 21.00-24.00

Paros, Archeological museum, open 21.00-24.00

Sifnos, archeological site saint Andreas, open 21.00-24.00

Milos, archeological museum, open 21.00-24.00


Thursday August 15th 2019- Crete

Heraklio areological museum Garden, concert 20.00

Gortys archeological site, concert

Tylissos archeological site, Jazz concert 21.00



Extra days and events

Friday August 16th 2019 

Ionian islands, Kefalonia, Castle of Saint George Peratata, open 20.00-23.00

Crete, Malia archaeological site, open 21.00 plus live concert

Peloponnesus, Ancient Sparta Acropolis, live concert 20.30-24.00

Macedonia, Dion archeological site, musical festival 20.00-24.00



Saturday August 17th  2019

Peloponnesus, Gytheio, Mavrovounio castle (Goulades), live concert 20.30-24.00



Sunday August 18th 2019 

Thessaly- Larissa Diahronico Museum: live concert

Crete: British school at Knossos, musical night, 20.30


Monday August 19th  2019

Epirus- Arta Archeological museum, live concert, 20.00-24.00

Macedonia- Amfipolis Archeological site, live concert 20-23.00