The #FullMoon celebration has been a long- standing tradition of the Greek people since time immemorial. The worship of the #FullMoon is a practice that dates back to the times of antiquity, when the #AncientGreeks identified the #moon as goddess #Selune, a daughter of the titans and sister of the God Sun and Goddess Ious. The #FullMoon was also interconnected with the legend of Lycaeon, a Peloponessean myth that gave birth to the concept of Warewolves. In Classical Greece, people stoped celebrating the full moon as they believed that worshipping celestial bodies was a practice of barbarians. In the #MiddleAges however and despite the influence of Chistianity, the #FullMoon inspired tales of witches and secret poisons, ancient rituals and cursed men that turn into wolves.
In recent years, the #FullMoon and especially the one that occurs in #August is being celebrated vigorously all over Greece through cultural events and the opening of archaeological sites and museums. The #AugustFullMoon is considered a rare opportunity to witness the beauty and mysticism of ancient sites from around #Greece bathed in the light of the #FullMoon.
One such site, the most popular in Chalkidiki, is the #AmmonZeusTemple, located right next to the #AmmonZeusHotel. This year, in light of the #FullMoonCelebration, our hotel #mixologist has prepared a variety of recommended cocktail & mocktail options, ideal for couples and small groups of friends that are looking to witness the beauty of the #FullMoon at our exquisite #AmmonZeusHotel patio right next to the beach.
THE MOJITO ROYALE
Ah, the Mojito! It’s classic version was discovered in Havana although it’s origins are still being debated. One story traces the Mojito to a similar 16th century drink known as “El Draque”, after Sir Francis Drake.
At #AmmonZeus, the #MojitoRoyale is a #SignatureCocktail with #BlackVintageRum and #Prosecco, offering a much stronger flavor than the regular mojito that uses white rum and soda as its main ingredients.
THE #AMMONZEUS COCKTAIL
Our favourite, in-house recipe! The #AmmonZeusCocktail, as it’s name implies is the king #SignatureCocktail of our very own #AmmonZeusHotel.
The cocktail is being prepared by our mixologist, using a combination of old vintage rum, mastiha liquer, lime, strawberry, pineapple as well as Prosecco.
Try it before taking a long-walk at the beach under the #FullMoon.
A slightly ighter cocktail option, inspired by Martini, but using a combination of vodka and #GreekLemonLiquer. Our mixologist uses a variety of Greek liquers for the development of our cocktails, which is a signature practice at the #AmmonZeusHotel.
The lemontiny is an ideal choise for feminine clients as well as sophisticated drinkers that enjoy a combination of vodka and lemon.
THE MOJITO PERGAMONTO
The Mojito Pergamonto is a premium cocktail at the #AmmonZeus prepared by our mixologist through a combination of pergamonto, black “Havana 7” vintage rum and Prosecco. The perfect #SummerCocktail combination that may as well have you scream like a warewolf beneath the #FullMoon skyline.
THE PREMIUM JIN AND TONIC
A traditional drinking option for sophisticated consumers! The #AmmonZeusPremiumGinAndTonic is prepared through the use of Hendricks Gin as it’s main ingredient, combined with lemon liquer, Greek ginger, soda and lemon grace.
It is a very premium cocktail option and the most recommended drink at the #AmmonZeus, specifically designed for passionate gin lovers!
NON-ALCOHOLIC VIRGIN MOJITO
For our younger clients and those of you that have chocen to abstain from alcohol, the virgin mojito is a perfectly refreshing non-alcoholic drink that enhances nightly family fun! Try it frozen at our #AmmonZeus patio while dancing the night away. It is not every day that you can witness the beauty of #AugustFullMoon!