Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and his counterpart from Lesvos, Spiros Galinos, are in the running for the biennial World Mayor Award to be selected through online voting at WorldMayor.com.
The mayors of Athens and Lesvos have both made it into the Top 15, which include Ada Colau, mayor of Barcelona; Giusi Nicolini, mayor of Lampedusa in Italy; and Pavel Adamowicz, mayor of Gdansk.
Both Kaminis and Galinos have been singled out for their ongoing efforts during the refugee crisis.
Every two years, the City Mayors Foundation awards a mayor who has made outstanding contributions to the community and has developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across the world. The last time a Greek mayor clinched the prize was in 2005 by Dora Bakoyannis.
The World Mayor Project aims to raise the profile of mayors worldwide and honour those who have served their communities well and who have made contributions to the well-being of cities nationally and internationally.
Voting for World Mayor comes to a close on December 20 and the winner will be announced in January.
Press here to vote for World Mayor.