30 Country Code – Greece Phone Code

30 is the country calling code for Greece.

Greece is a country on the continent of Europe. The capital city of Greece is Athens.

How to Call Greece from the UK

To call a telephone number in Greece from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Greece - 30.
  • Dial the number of the person/business.

Area Codes and Landlines

The number of digits in a Greek area code ranges from two to four. A Greek landline number has a total of ten digits, including the area code.

There is only one 2-digit dialling code in use, and that is for the Greater Athens Area (21).

The first digit of all area codes is 2.

Listed below are area codes for several Greek cities:

  • Athens – 21
  • Thessaloniki -231
  • Patras – 261
  • Larissa – 241
  • Heraklion – 281
  • Volos – 2421

When making a domestic call in Greece, all 10 digits of the Greek phone number are dialled, even if the caller is in the same area.

To call a Greek landline from abroad, dial the international call prefix (00/+), then the Greece country code (30), followed by the subscriber number with area code, e.g., for a number in Athens 00-30-21XXXXXXXX or +30-21XXXXXXXX.

Greece Country Code +30 0030
Greece Country Code +30 0030

Mobile Telephone Numbers

Mobile phone numbers in Greece have 10 digits and they begin with 6.

To make a call to a Greek mobile number from within Greece, dial the full 10-digit number e.g. 6XXXXXXXXX.

To call a mobile telephone number in Greece from the UK or another country, dial the international access code (00/+), the Greece country code (30), and then the customer number e.g. 00-30-6XXXXXXXXX or +30-6XXXXXXXXX.

Landline Usage

According to the World Bank, there were 47.25 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for Greece are shown in the table below.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Greece
202247.25
202147.03
202046.22
201945.46
201848.10
201748.41
201648.38
201548.68
201448.97
201349.41
201249.81
201152.20
201053.45
200954.27
200847.44

Mobile Telephone Use

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 109.06 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in Greece.

The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Greece
2022109.06
2021110.04
2020108.57
2019112.37
2018114.46
2017121.00
2016116.64
2015116.29
2014111.80
2013114.70
2012121.86
2011110.21
2010111.41
2009120.26
2008124.61

Internet Usage

According to the World Bank, 83.17 per cent of the population of Greece were active internet users in 2022.

In 2008, only 38.20 per cent of the population were active internet users.

The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in Greece has changed in recent years.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in Greece (% of Population)
202283.17
202178.49
202078.12
201975.67
201872.24
201769.89
201669.09
201566.83
201463.21
201359.87
201255.07
201151.65
201044.40
200942.40
200838.20

Time Difference

When telephoning Greece from the UK, please note the time difference between the United Kingdom and Greece.

The local time in Greece is now . The date is .

The local time in the UK is now . The date is .

The time difference between Greece and UK (United Kingdom) is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Greece is the euro (EUR).

The current exchange rates between the euro and the British pound (EUR to GBP, GBP to EUR) are:

  • 1 euro (EUR) = 0.856 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 1.168 EUR

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Greece – Facts and Figures

Greece is a country located in Southern Europe. Greece is bordered by Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

The Greek landscape is extremely varied. The coastline is indented with many bays, while the interior is mountainous. Mount Olympus, the legendary home of the Greek gods, is the country’s highest point, at 2,917 meters.

When it comes to island hopping, Greece is hard to beat. With over 6,000 islands and islets, there’s no shortage of places to explore. Greek islands include:

  • Crete: The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a veritable paradise, boasting stunning beaches, dramatic mountain scenery, and rich history.
  • Lesbos: The third largest island in Greece, Lesbos is best known for its beautiful beaches and its vibrant nightlife.
  • Rhodes: One of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, Rhodes is home to many historical sites, including the Acropolis of Lindos and the Fortifications of Rhodes.
  • Chios: A beautiful island located in the Aegean Sea, Chios is known for its fragrant mastic trees and its medieval villages.
  • Cephalonia: The largest of the Ionian Islands, Cephalonia is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its dramatic coastline and sandy beaches.
  • Corfu: Another popular Ionian Island, Corfu is well known for its Venetian architecture and its stunning beaches.

Greece has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

The official language of Greece is Greek, but English is also widely spoken.

Important Greek industries include tourism, agriculture, and shipping.

Greece is a popular tourist destination. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece include the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Poseidon.

Useful information about Greece:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): GR
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): GRC
  • Region: Europe
  • Sub-region: Southern Europe
  • Capital: Athens
  • Area: 131,990 square km
  • Language(s): Greek (modern)
  • Borders: Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

According to the World Bank, in 2022 the population of Greece was 10,566,531.

The total population by year for Greece is shown in the table below.

YearTotal Population of Greece
202210,566,531
202110,641,221
202010,698,599
201910,721,582
201810,732,882
201710,754,679
201610,775,971
201510,820,883
201410,892,413
201310,965,211
201211,045,011
201111,104,899
201011,121,341
200911,107,017
200811,077,841

Map of Greece

The location of Greece is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Greece
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