The August 2014 Full Moon, Crete, Greece | 10 Aug 2014
35.507014° N | 23.810001° E
The August Full Moon. Praised, magical, romantic, filled with light, it is believed to be the most beautiful night of the year in Greece. The full moon in August every year is a celebration, a feast, a magical emotion that fills archaeological sites, beaches, tables by the sea across the country. The moon occupies an important place in the legends, traditions and beliefs in Greece. In Greek mythology, “Selene” was the goddess of the moon, sister of the sun-god Helios. The “Witches of Thessaly” and the “Magic of Crete” known since ancient times are legends connected with August’s full moon. The magical August Full Moon will be celebrated across Greece this year with over 110 free events and late-night openings of archaeological sites, museums historical and heritage sites across the country. The sites and museums that are scheduled to participate in the August Full Moon celebrations will be open to the public with free admission from 9pm until 12 midnight on Sunday 10 August 2014. The August Full Moon Events offer a great opportunity for everybody to enjoy music events, theatrical performances and participate in guided tours under the moon light, giving locals and visitors the chance to enjoy the most magical night of the year.