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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-16

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Free full moon events kick off around Greece on Aug 17
  • [02] Thirty lighthouses open their doors on Sunday

  • [01] Free full moon events kick off around Greece on Aug 17

    A series of events are planned in sites and museums throughout the country on five nights around the August full moon, which falls on August 18. The ministry of culture is opening 116 monuments, sites and museums, free of charge, and organising performances of music, dance, theatre, art exhibitions, film screenings and poetry nights in the moonlight, from August 17 until August 21.

    Some of the events are the following:

    Acropolis Musem

    On Thursday 18 August, at 21:00, the Museum will present at the entrance courtyard the "Swingin' Cats" band who will play Greek and foreign oldies and dance. The gleeful band that was loved as "Penny & The Swingin' Cats" will take us on a journey to older times with their incredible stage presence.

    On this day, the Museum will remain open from 08:00 to midnight (free entry from 20:00 onwards) and visitors will be able to enjoy the permanent exhibition as well as the temporary exhibition "Dodona. The oracle of sounds".

    On Friday 19 August, the exhibition areas will be open from 08:00 to 22:00 and the restaurant of the second floor until midnight. From 20:00 onwards entry to the Museum will be free and visitors will have access to both the permanent and temporary exhibition

    [02] Thirty lighthouses open their doors on Sunday

    Greece's Navy is opening 30 lighthouses around the country to the public on Sunday (August 21) as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW).

    During the day, visitors will be informed about the importance of lighthouses and the other nautical aids in navigation, as well as the contribution made by lighthouse-keepers.

    Opening hours are from 10:00 to 19:00 at the following lighthouses:

    1. Aghios Nikolaos, Kea

    2. Akrotiri, Santorini

    3. Arkitsa, Fthiotida

    4. Avlida, Boeotia

    5. Vasilina, Evia

    6. Vrysaki, Lavrio

    7. Gerogombos, Kefalonia

    8. Gourouni, Skopelos

    9. Drepano, Achaia

    10. Drepano, Chania

    11. Cassandra, Halkidiki

    12. Katakolo, Ilia

    13. Keri, Zakynthos

    14. Kranai, Gythio

    15. Lakka, Paxi

    16. Megalo Emvolo, Thessaloniki

    17. Melangavi, Loutraki

    18. Plaka, Limnos

    19. Skinari, Zakynthos

    20. Sousaki, Korinthia


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