The Acropolis Museum in Athens will celebrate the August full moon with opera classics, film music and famous Greek melodies, performed by the historic Hellenic Air Force Band in the museum’s entrance courtyard.

The Hellenic Air Force Band consists of senior and junior officers – high-level musicians who studied at various conservatories of the country and were admitted into the ranks of the Air Force after passing certain examination.

The band, led by conductor Lieutenant Alexandros Litsardopoulos, takes part in worldwide musical ceremonies and leads the 5th Avenue parade in New York dedicated to March 25th celebrations of the Greek expatriates.

The event will be on August 21, and the museum will remain open from 8.00 am to 12 midnight, with free entry from 9.00 pm onwards, giving visitors the opportunity to stroll through the galleries and enjoy the view of the Acropolis under the moonlight.