August's full moon celebrations bring tourists close to Greek culture

August's full moon celebrations bring tourists close to Greek culture

The full moon is seen in the sky over the lighthouse on Cape Tainaro in southern Peloponnese peninsula in Greece on Aug. 19, 2016. 

(Xinhua/Lefteris Partsalis)

ATHENS, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Bathed in moonlight, dozens of archaeological sites and museums across Greece remained open at night to give visitors an opportunity to celebrate August's full moon on Thursday.

Music, dance, theater, art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry and star gazing were on the menu of the activities.

At the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a unique full moon celebration with a night of storytelling by the archaeologists of the museum and music inspired by ancient texts, offered a unique dialogue between the moon and the archaeological masterpieces.

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