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Full moon concert in front of the Museum of the Olympic Games of Antiquity.
© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia

August Full Moon

With the archaeological site open until late, enjoy musical performances and see the temples in a different light.

Every year in August on the night of the full moon, the archaeological site of Olympia stays open with free admission until midnight. To celebrate the event, there are public concerts dedicated to famous Greek songwriters and composers.

Concert in the courtyard of the Museum of the Olympic Games of Antiquity. – © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia
Concert in the courtyard of the Museum of the Olympic Games of Antiquity. – © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia

You will be able to feel the magic energy of the site as you stroll under the light of the full moon among the temples, monuments and the ancient stadium. Discover the 'secrets' of the archaeological site under the moonlight.

Olympia’s ancient stadium during August Full Moon, a nationwide campaign of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture for the celebration of the brightest full moon of the year. – © Giannis Spyrounis / www.ilialive.gr
Olympia’s ancient stadium during August Full Moon, a nationwide campaign of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture for the celebration of the brightest full moon of the year. – © Giannis Spyrounis / www.ilialive.gr

For the romantic souls and for those who are inspired by mythology, you might like to think of the famous love story of Endymion, the king of Olympia, who was loved by the goddess Selene, the Titan goddess of the moon. Selene had 50 daughters with Endymion and they are equated by some scholars with the fifty months of the Olympiad.

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August Full Moon

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That night, the entry to the site of Olympia is admission free.

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Ancient Olympia