Women in Greece can use public transport for free on the International Women’s Day on Sunday.

All women can travel on the metro, buses and trolleys in Athens and in Thessaloniki free of charge, and travel for free with Hellenic Railways and the KTEL bus services all over Greece, said Transport and Communications Minister Evripidis Stylianidis.

“This initiative indicates a minimum symbolic gesture of recognition for the role and contribution of women in modern-day society,” the minister said.

He hoped that through these activities, people will have the awareness to honor and respect women all year round.