Location: Greece or the Hellenic Republic, on the Mediterranean Sea, occupies the southern end of he Balkan Peninsula in the south-east Europe. Ancient Greece's achievements in art, architecture, science, Mathematics, philosophy, drama, literature and democracy were unparalleled. The country reached he peak of its glory in the 5th century BC.
History: Politically independent till the 1st century BC, the Greeks succumbed to Roma night in the latter half of that century. Later they came under Byzantine and Ottoman empires. In 1830, Greece regained its freedom as a monarchic sate. After many vicissitudes of fortune, monarchy was abolished in 1974, since then Greece has been a republic.
Numerous islands constitute about one-fifth of total area, of which the largest in Crete. Tensions between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia eased in Sept 1995 with their agreeing to normalize relations.
Industry: Greece, though till recently an agricultural country, has now developed industrially. In merchant shipping, Greece owns a surprisingly big tonnage. Tourist is Greece's biggest industry.
Others: Textiles, chemicals, metals, wine, food processing, cement.
Chief Crops: Wheat, sugar beet, grapes, other fruits, milk, olive oil, cotton.
Mission in India:
Embassy of Greece
EP-32, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021
Tel: +91 - 11 - 26880700
Tele Fax: +91 - 11 - 26888010
Indian Mission in Greece:
Embassy of India
3, Kleanthous Street
10674 Athens, Greece
Tel: 00 - 30 - 1 - 7216227, 7216481
Fax: 00 - 30 - 1 - 7211252