Music in ruins for full moon

For the fifth consecutive year, visitors will have the opportunity to see over 60 of Greece’s archaeological sites – including most of the major crowd-pullers – under the light of the August full moon next week, the Ministry of Culture confirmed yesterday. At 57 of the 62 sites that will be open without an entry charge from 9 p.m. on August 12 to 1 a.m. on August 13, prominent Greek composers and musicians will be staging free concerts. «The August full moon will provide an attractive opportunity for all Greeks and foreign visitors to our country to experience the magic of our archaeological sites by moonlight,» Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos said. «I invite everyone to make use of this opportunity.» The sites include the Acropolis and the Roman Agora in Athens, Delos, Olympia, Dion and Vergina in Macedonia, ancient Corinth, Sounion and the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina. Performers include Maria Farandouri (Castle of St George, Cephalonia), Maria Dimitriadi (Halkida Castle), Savina Yiannatou (Roman Agora) and Aliki Kayialoglou (Delos).