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Key facts about Greece



Greece is located in South Eastern Europe and is bordered with Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

Greece joined the EU (then EEC) in 1981.

It has a population of approximately 10.7 million people. The capital city is Athens that has a population of approximately 3 million inhabitants.

Greece is part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Euro (€).

The international dialling code can be found here.

The top exports of Greece are Refined Petroleum, Packaged Medicines, Aluminium Plating, Non-fillet Fresh Fish and Pure Olive Oil.

The top imports of Greece are Crude Petroleum, Refined Petroleum, Packaged Medicines, Ships and Cars.

Useful Links

Embassy information of Greece in Ireland.
World Bank

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in Greece. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.

Sea Ports

View seaports of Greece on with information on anchorage depth and types of harbours.


Greek cities with airports and further aviation information.

Tax & VAT

Find out about taxes in Greece and how to verify VAT numbers.

Enterprise Ireland in Greece

Enterprise Ireland offer export assistance. They have an office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for Greek operations.

SME United

Find out about what SME United (the association of crafts and SMEs in Europe) support is available in Greece.

Map of Greece