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How to make the August full moon more special in Athens

If you happen to be in the capital through mid-August, you have to know that it is the ideal month for crowd-free walks and open-air events. Follow our tips and take a night walk on the historical pedestrianized street. Don’t miss the chance to view the sunset or -why not- the sunrise from Mount Lycabettus, where you can find some peace looking at the city. 

Approaching the picturesque neighborhoods of Athens, you might listen to the street musicians playing local sounds of rebetiko and other traditional rhythms. There is also more for coming up to the other cool places where you can spend your time and celebrate with the natives.

⛲ A program of choreographed fountains will relive in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Impressive water shows and themed choreographies in the canal combine the moonlight and classical music written by Greek composers, opera, and popular soundtracks. Spend your night romantically listening to different music and watching the water dance!

The Acropolis Museum will celebrate 15th of August also in a musical way by playing Greek songs under the moon, featured in famous films, and foreign melodies performed by the historical Air Force band in the courtyard area. Note that the entrance will be free, and the museum will be open until midnight. Stay informed here

A scroll down in Lake Vouliagmeni to relax or dive into its waters is always a good idea to pass our national day at the peak of summer. Just a little far away from the center of Athens. Besides, you might be lucky enough to bump into a music night under the stars in the coastal Riviera. Find more about the happenings

For a lively night, Bolivar Beach Bar can also hold island-like events with expert DJ sets to pass your days off in the suburban area of Athens. Anyways parties don’t stop, and cocktail gatherings greet summer better, especially for the clubbers who are into techno and electro sounds. Check all the upcoming events during August.

What if you choose to have a sunset dinner on the roof? In some of the oldest districts in Athens, you can have a full menu with a clear Acropolis view. Take a look for your next gastronomic trip in the Athenian background and leave your worries behind! 

Also, a tribute to the Asia Minor Catastrophe will take place by the Ministry of Culture with 70 productions of theater, music, dance, and art installations in 66 archaeological sites and museums. 

In case none of it works out for you, now and then, there are live concerts throughout August in Technopolis and historical sites with free admission to wander around. Well, quality time and an open space never hurt the visitors!


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