Capital Athens
Time Zone EET (GMT+2)
Country Code 30
Mobile Codes 690,693,694,695,697,698,699
ccTLD .gr
Currency Euro
Land Area 131,990 sq km
Population 11.3 million
Language Greek
Major Religion Orthodox Christianity

Key Data

Notable Public Figures

Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister

Nikos Pappas, Minister of State

Euclid Tsakalotos, Finance Minister

Panagiotis Kouroumblis, Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

Nikos Kotzias, Foreign Affairs Minister

Ioannis Mouzalas, Alternative Minister for Migration

Giorgos Stathakis, Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism

Panos Kammenos, Defense Minister

Nikos Filis, Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

Panos Skourletis, Minister of Environment and Energy

Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens

Brands & Distinctions

Tourism, including sites of history and architecture, such as the Acropolis, ancient Olympia and Vergina, Knossos, Mt Olympus and Delphi; ancient philosophy, mathematics and the arts; olive oil, feta cheese, seafood and wine.

Major Industries

Shipping and shipbuilding; tourism; food and tobacco processing; textiles; chemicals, electronics; fishing and agriculture

Key Trade Partners

Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, France, Russia; increasing ties with Turkey and the Gulf

Main Airports

Athens, Thessaloniki, Iraklio, Hania

Major Ports

Piraeus (for Athens), Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli, Igoumenitsa, Patras, Iraklio