Recognizing the significance of urban basic services as a foundation for the overall social and economic development, the United Nations has designated 31st of October as World Cities Day. This year’s theme promotes togetherness and harmony, so as to make cities and neighborhoods inclusive and livable.

“Athens is a city of the world, yet Athens beholds a whole world to showcase to its visitors” stated Mayor of Athens, Yorgos Kaminis for the Greek capital taking part in this global celebration with This is the Athens World, supported by the City of Athens and the Athens International Airport. 
To entertain the city’s visitors and engage them along with the locals in one Athenian spirit, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will host a series of events and activities of all kinds, that will be taking place at the same time all around the city.

The aim is to showcase every single aspect of the endless choices of Athens, by unveiling to the world the real nature and authenticity of the city: The Athens World. Culture, gastronomy, nightlife and the Athenian Riviera represent the fundamental elements and dimensions of this special day for the Greek capital that SETE will share with the international crowd in all-day long street events and parties. 

All visitors of Athens can get a special wristband – distributed today at the Athens International Airport and across hotels and city landmarks – as the pass for access to all the events of the celebration day. Holders of the wristband will also benefit from free entrance to many city museums, along with extraordinary offers while visiting some of the most popular bars and restaurants of Athens.