List of mayors of Athens

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Mayor of Athens
George Kaminis.jpg
Incumbent
Giorgos Kaminis

since 29 December 2010
Appointer Electorate of the Municipality of Athens
Term length Five years (since 2010)
Formation 1836
Website cityofathens.gr/grafeio-dimarxoy


The Mayor of Athens is the head of the Municipality of Athens, the largest district of the City of Athens.

Nineteenth century[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1st Anargyros Petrakis 5 May 1836 25 January 1837
2nd Angelos Gerontas 26 January 1837 10 June 1837
3rd Dimitrios Kallifronas 11 June 1837 7 July 1837
4th Angelos Gerontas 6 July 1840 5 September 1840
5th Dimitrios Kallifronas 6 September 1840 15 March 1841
6th Dimitrios Misaraliotis 16 March 1841 15 August 1841
7th Anargyros Petrakis 16 August 1841 20 October 1843
8th Spyridon Benizelos 21 October 1843 20 January 1845
9th Spyridon Benizelos 21 January 1845 11 May 1847
10th Spyridon Benizelos 12 May 1847 11 November 1850
11th Nikolaos Zacharitsas 12 November 1850 28 August 1851
12th Ioannis Koniaris 29 August 1851 22 November 1853
13th Ioannis Koniaris 23 November 1853 13 November 1854
14th Konstantinos Galatis 14 November 1854 7 June 1855
15th Konstantinos Galatis 19 March 1855 27 October 1857
16th Spyridon Benizelos 25 March 1857 3 December 1857
17th Georgios Skoufos 4 December 1857 13 November 1861
18th Georgios Skoufos 14 November 1861 12 October 1862
19th Emmanouil Koutsikaris 13 October 1862 27 August 1865
20th Periklis Zacharitsas 28 August 1865 21 April 1866
21st Georgios Skoufos 22 April 1866 21 April 1870
22nd Panagis Kyriakos 22 April 1870 23 April 1874
23rd Panagis Kyriakos 24 April 1874 10 May 1879
24th Dimitrios Soutsos 11 May 1879 30 September 1883
25th Dimitrios Soutsos 1 October 1883 30 September 1887
26th Thrasyvoulos Papalexandris 1 October 1887 16 December 1887
27th Timoleon Filimon 17 December 1887 30 September 1891
28th Michail Melas 1 October 1891 31 October 1894
29th Dimitrios Silyvriotis 1 November 1894 30 November 1895
30th Lambros Kallifronas 1 December 1895 11 September 1899
31st Spyridon Merkouris 12 September 1899 30 December 1903

Twentieth century[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Platform
32nd Spyridon Merkouris 31 December 1903 30 September 1907 Independent
33rd Spyridon Merkouris 1 October 1907 30 September 1911 Independent
34th Spyridon Merkouris 1 October 1911 31 March 1914 Independent
35th Emmanouil Benakis 1 April 1914 25 September 1919 Independent supported by Liberal Party
35th Georgios Tsochas 26 November 1917 8 July 1919 Independent
36th Spyridon Patsis 9 July 1919 2 November 1920 Independent supported by Liberal Party
37th Georgios Tsochas 26 November 1920 20 September 1922 Independent supported by People's Party
38th Spyridon Patsis 21 September 1922 30 November 1925 Independent supported by Liberal Party
39th Spyridon Patsis 1 December 1925 31 August 1929 Independent supported by Liberal Party
40th Spyridon Merkouris 1 September 1929 31 March 1934 Independent
41st Konstantinos Kotzias 1 April 1934 15 September 1936 Independent supported by Freethinkers' Party
42nd Ambrosios Plytas 16 September 1936 10 May 1941 Independent
43rd Konstantinos Mermigas 11 May 1941 1 August 1941 Independent
44th Angelos Georgatos 2 August 1941 19 August 1941 Independent supported by the Collaborationist Government
45th Angelos Georgatos 20 August 1941 11 October 1944 Independent supported by the Collaborationist Government
46th Aristeidis Skliros 12 October 1944 17 May 1946 Independent supported by Liberal Party
47th Ioannis Pitsikas 18 May 1946 17 August 1950 Independent supported by People's Party
48th Antonios Ragousis 18 August 1950 19 May 1951 Independent
49th Konstantinos Kotzias 20 May 1951 6 July 1951 Politically Independent Alignment supported by People's Party
50th Konstantinos Nikolopoulos 7 July 1951 11 July 1951 Independent supported by People's Party
51st Konstantinos Kotzias 12 July 1951 8 December 1951 Politically Independent Alignment supported by People's Party
52nd Konstantinos Deligiannis 9 December 1951 17 December 1951 Independent
53rd Konstantinos Nikolopoulos 18 December 1951 12 February 1955 Independent
54th Pafsanias Katsotas 13 February 1955 8 October 1955 Independent supported by
55th Fokion Theodoropoulos 9 October 1955 14 October 1955 Independent
56th Pafsanias Katsotas 15 October 1955 20 December 1955 Independent supported by
57th Fokion Theodoropoulos 21 December 1955 30 December 1955 Independent
58th Pafsanias Katsotas 31 December 1955 2 February 1956 Independent supported by
59th Alexandros Magriplis 2 February 1956 10 February 1956 Independent
60th Pafsanias Katsotas 10 February 1956 28 June 1959 Independent supported by Liberal Party
61st Angelos Tsoukalas 29 June 1959 5 June 1964 Liberal Party (later Centre Union)
62nd Ioannis Papakonstantinou 6 June 1964 14 September 1964 Independent
63rd Georgios Plytas 15 September 1964 9 December 1967 National Radical Union
64th Dimitrios Ritsos 10 December 1967 17 December 1967 Independent supported by the Greek military junta of 1967-1974
65th Dimitrios Ritsos 18 December 1967 17 September 1974 Independent supported by the Greek military junta of 1967-1974
66th Konstantinos Darras 25 September 1974 1 June 1975 Independent
67th Ioannis Papatheodorou 6 June 1975 31 December 1978 Independent supported by Centre Union - New Forces
68th Dimitris Beis 1 January 1979 31 December 1986 PASOK
69th Miltiadis Evert 1 January 1987 14 May 1989 New Democracy
70th Nikolaos Giatrakos 15 May 1989 31 December 1990 Independent supported by New Democracy
71st Antonis Tritsis 1 January 1991 7 April 1992 Greek Radical Movement supported by New Democracy
72nd Leonidas Kouris 22 April 1992 31 December 1994 New Democracy
73rd Dimitris Avramopoulos 1 January 1995 31 December 1998 New Democracy Battle for Athens
74th (2nd tenure) Dimitris Avramopoulos 1 January 1999
New Democracy Battle for Athens

Twenty-first century[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Platform
74th (continuation of 2nd tenure) Dimitris Avramopoulos
31 December 2002 New Democracy Battle for Athens
75th Dora Bakoyannis 1 January 2003 14 February 2006 New Democracy Athens Tomorrow
75th Fotini Pipili (as acting Mayor) 15 February 2006 22 February 2006 New Democracy Athens Tomorrow
76th Theodoros Bechrakis 23 February 2006 31 December 2006 New Democracy Athens Tomorrow
77th Nikitas Kaklamanis 1 January 2007 31 December 2010 New Democracy Athens, City of our Life
78th Giorgos Kaminis 1 January 2011 31 August 2014 Independent Right in the City
79th (2nd tenure) Giorgos Kaminis 1 September 2014 - Independent Right in the City