Elefsina has been selected to be the European Capital of Culture for the year 2021. The process of claiming this title lasted about two years.
During the first part of the process, Elefsina had been competing with 13 other cities. Elefsina, Phodes and Kalamata had been shortlisted for the second part of the process and on 11th November 2016, the European Commission selected Elefsina as the European Capital of Culture 2021.
The Aeschylia Festival, which has been setting out the cultural strategy of the city since 1974, has played an important role in this distinction. Its successful course during all these years, has become the basis for the transition of Elefsina from an industrial city to a cultural destination and, by means of the ECOC title, it aspires to create an attractive environment for young people with knowhow and innovative ideas, in order for them to develop their activities.
You can find more information on this at the following link: eleusis2021.eu