Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu will be in Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday as the official guest of Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis.
İmamoğlu’s trip follows Bakoyannis’ visit to Istanbul last May, when the two mayors signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in culture and tourism.
According to the official programme, the mayor of Istanbul will visit Athens City Hall on Tuesday, at 11:15, where he will meet with Bakoyannis.
Joint statements to the press will follow.
At 13:00, the two mayors will visit the Maximos Mansion, where they will be received by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
In the afternoon, the mayor of Athens will accompany İmamoğlu on a tour of the Acropolis.
At 21:00 they will visit the Herod Atticus Odeon theatre to see Monica Bellucci perform the monologue “Maria Callas: Letters and Memories”.
As part of the Istanbul mayor’s tour of Athens, he is to visit the Ancient Agora on Wednesday at 11:30.
Afterwards, İmamoğlu will be accompanied by the mayor of Athens on a visit to Syntagma Square and the Zappion building, to witness the urban regeneration projects that are taking place in the area.
At 16:30 he will visit the exhibition “Portals” of the Organization for Culture and Development NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory in Lenorman.
He will depart on Wednesday night for Istanbul.