On Monday, November 30, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. the deadline for the submission of applications of the candidate Greek cities bidding for the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2021 expired. The applications were submitted at the Directorate of International Relations and European Union of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, 17 Ermou st., Athens.
Fourteen (14) applications were submitted in total. The cities which have submitted an application are the following (in alphabetical order):
Corfu, Delphi, Eleusis, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripolis and Volos.
The applications will be sent to the panel of experts and the European Commission by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. There will be a notification, in due time, through the http://ecoc2021.culture.gr website, about the exact date of the pre-selection meeting, during which the cities will present their candidacies.