With a wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Athens, the royal couple of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexandre and Queen Maxima, started their 3-day official visit to Greece following an invitation by President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
The royal couple arrived Sunday evening and was welcomed at the Athens airport by Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias.
Early Monday morning the royal couple had a meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic.
The Royal couple has a busy schedule up and down Greek capital Athens that is accompanied by security measures and traffic regulations.
At 13:30 Monday, the king and queen will visit the Acropolis of Athens.
At 15:00 they will meet with the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, in Technopolis, followed by a reception for the Dutch community.
In the evening at 20:00 the President of the Republic will host an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in honor of the king and queen.
On Tuesday, the program includes:
9:30 am a round table discussion on violence against women, in the Center Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation.
11:00 am the 14th innovation and start-up entrepreneurship competition “The Squeeze” at the Lighthouse of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
12:25 a visit to “Elpida” Children’s Oncology Unit and at 3:00 pm a school unit and facilities for accommodating minors.
8:00 pm, the king and queen’s return event will take place in honor of Mrs. Sakellaropoulou at the Concert Hall.
On Wednesday, November 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will travel from Athens to Thessaloniki where they will continue and complete their official visit to Greece.