Kostas Bakoyannis visited the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople where he was warmly welcomed by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The Ecumenical Patriarch gave his wishes and blessings to the newly elected Mayor of Athens, congratulated him on his election and wished him every success.
Kostas Bakoyannis thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch for the invitation, the warm welcome and the wishes. Kostas Bakoyannis unfolded his plans for the Greek capital after the beginning of his term of office on September 1. At the same time, he invited the Ecumenical Patriarch to visit Athens.
The visit of the new Mayor of Athens to the Phanar coincided in time with the three-day meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which was held for the election of new hierarchs. So the new Mayor of Athens had the opportunity to meet and talk with them.