Greece established diplomatic relations with Italy immediately following the latter’s unification in 1861. In addition to its Embassy and Consular Bureau in Rome, Greece maintains a Consulate General in Milan, a Consulate in Venice, Honorary Consulates in Trieste (General), Torino (General), Ancona, Catania, Livorno, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Florence, Palermo and Perugia, and a Port Consulate in Genoa. The Foreign Ministry also oversees the Hellenic Institute in Venice.

Political Relations

Since the Second World War, Greece and Italy have developed close relations as members of the EU and NATO. Meetings between the two countries on the Ministerial level are frequent, particularly within the framework of EU obligations in Brussels.

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

The Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies opened in Venice in 1951, providing for the study of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine history in Italy, and particularly in Venice and the Greek regions during the period of Venetian domination. It is located at the headquarters of the Greek Brotherhood of Venice, which was granted to the Greek state by the Brotherhood.
Cultural activities focussing on Greece are numerous throughout Italy. The Italian Institute of Athens plays a key role in Italy’s cultural presence in Greece.
The Greek Italian community numbers some 30,000 and is concentrated mainly in central Italy. The age-old presence in Italy of Italians of Greek descent – dating back to Byzantine and Classical times – is attested to by the Griko dialect, which is still spoken in the Magna Graecia region.
This historically Greek-speaking villages are Condofuri, Galliciano, Roccaforte del Greco, Roghudi, Bova and Bova Marina, which are in the Calabria region (the capital of which is Reggio). The Grecanic region, including Reggio, has a population of some 200,000, while speakers of the Griko dialect number fewer that 1,000 persons.

Embassy in Rome 

Address : Viale G. Rossini 4, 00198 Roma
Τel.: +39 068537551
Web Site :
Twitter: @GreeceinItaly
Head of Mission: Themistoklis Demiris

Consular Office in Rome

Address : Viale G. Rossini 4, 00198 Roma (3rd floor)
Tel.: +39 0685375580
Fax: +39 0680692298
Head: Eleni Karanika – Skiada

Commercial Section in Rome

Address : Viale G. Rossini 4, 00198 ROMA (3˚ piano)
Tel.: +39 0685375550
Fax: +39 0680692298
Head: Tzanetos Karantzis

Consulate General in Milan

Address : Viale Beatrice D’ Este 1, 20122 Milano
Tel.: +39 02653775, 026598624
Fax: +39 0229000833
Consul General : Athanasios Kotsioni

Commercial Section in Milan

Address : Corso Italia 49, 20122 Milano
Tel.: +39 0229062938
Fax: +39 026598285
Head : Sofia Pougounia

Consulate in Venice

Address : Castello 4683/C, Campo San Zaccaria, 30122 Venezia
Tel.: +39 0415237260
Fax: +39 0415238837
Consul : Simeon Linardakis

Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice

Address : Castello 3412, 30122 Venezia
Tel.: +39 0415226581
Fax: +39 0415238248
Director: Georgios Ploumidis

Honorary Consulate in Ancona

Honorary Consul: Dimitrios Beligiannis

Honorary Consulate in Genova

Address : Via Assarotti 19/3, 16122 Genova
Tel.: +39 010-6459072
Fax: +39 0106459315
Honorary Consul: Georgios Stratis

Honorary Consulate in Cagliari

Address : Via G. Garibaldi 53, 09125 Cagliari
Tel.: (0039070) 2044313
Fax: (0039070) 2044313
Honorary Consul: Antonio Solla

Honorary Consulate in Catania

Address : Largo Bordighera N. 42, 95127 Catania, Italia
Tel.: (003995) 534080
Fax: (003995) 534080
Honorary Consul: Arturo Bizzarro Coutsogeorgou

Honorary Consulate in Livorno

Address : Piazza Attias 13, 57125 Livorno
Tel.: +39 0586265687
Fax: +39 0586265687
Honorary Consul: Giangiacomo Panessa

Honorary Consulate in Bari

Address : Via Amendola 172/C, 70126 Bari
Tel.: +39 0805468049
Fax: +39 0805461675
Honorary Consul: Stelios Campanale

Honorary Consulate in Bologna

Address : Via dell’Indipendenza 67/2, 40128 Bologna
Tel.: +39 0514213273
Fax: +39 0516390177
Honorary Consul: Georgia Lampraki

Honorary Consulate in Brindisi

Address : Via Tarantini 52, 72100 Brindisi
Tel.:(00390831) 56810
Fax: (00390831) 590543
Honorary Consul: Roberto Fusco

Honorary Consulate in Νapoli

Address : Corso V. Emanuele, 86 – 80121 Napoli
Tel.: (0039081) 7612466
Fax: (0039081) 669880
Honorary Consul: Alexandros Tomasos

Honorary Consulate in Palermo

Address : Via Noto 34, 90141 Palermo
Tel.: (003991) 625954
Fax: (003991) 308996
Honorary Consul: Renata Lavagnini

Honorary Consulate in Perugia

Address : Via Sant’Ercolano, 12 – 06121 Perugia
Tel.: +39 0755735140, 0755736145
Fax: +39 0755721810
Honorary Consul: Nikolaos Christogiannis

Honorary Consulate in Trieste

Address: Via G. Rossini 6, 34132 Trieste
Tel.: +39 040363834
Fax: +39 040363822
Honorary Consul: Menelaos Pappas

Honorary Consulate in Turin

Address : Corso Galileo Ferraris 65, 10128 Torino
Tel.: +39 0115068635
Honorary Consul: Nikolaos Garifallidis


Embassy of Italy in Greece

2 Sekeri Street
106 74 Athens
Tel +30 2103617260
2103617273-4 Fax:+30 2103617330
Consulate: 19 Meandrou Street
115 28 Ilissia
Tel +30 2107249117
Fax:+30 2107232739
Visa: 09:00-12:00

Italian consulate in Greece

2, Sekeri str.
106 74 Athens
Tel.: 210.361.72.60-3
Fax: 210.361.72.30

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