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Switzerland

Switzerland was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Greece. The level of our bilateral relations is very good. Greek Consular authorities operate in Geneva, Zurich and Lugano.

Political Relations

Relations between the two countries are at a very good level. Major Swiss companies are active in Greece.

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

In Switzerland, there is a strong interest in both ancient and modern Greek culture. There are chairs in an Ancient Greek Studies in major cities, and Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies Departments at a number of universities. There are also many Greek and Philhellenic organizations active culturally. In Switzerland, there are a number of scientific and cultural public welfare institutions that have been founded by Greeks and offer, among other things, scholarships and academic prizes to Greek and Swiss university students.

2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, which has successfully uncovered remarkable finds. The schools projects include the digs at the ruins of the ancient city of Eretria.

2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and Switzerland (1865) and the 120th anniversary of the opening of the first Swiss consulate in Patras.

The Greek community in Switzerland is estimated to number some 11,000 persons (of a total of 1.5 million foreigners residing in the country.

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to Switzerland.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens of Switzerland who want to travel to Greece.

Switzerland - Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Bern

Address : Weltpoststrasse 4, Postfach 72, 3015 Bern Schweiz
Tel. : (004131) 3561414
Fax : (004131) 3681272
E-mail :
Web Site: www.mfa.gr/bern

Ambassador: Hara Skolarikou

Consular office in Bern

Address : Weltpoststrasse 4, Postfach 72, 3015 Bern Schweiz
Tel. : (004131) 3561414
Fax : 3681272
Emergency Tel: 004179 5543071
E-mail : 
Web Site : www.mfa.gr/bern

Head : Dimitrios Tsampourakis

Permanent Mission in Geneva

Address : 4, rue du Leman, 1201 Geneve
Tel. : (004122) 9098940
Fax : 7322150
Emergency Tel: 0041794176938
E-mail:
Web Site: http://www.mfa.gr/permanent-mission-geneva

Permanent Representative: Anna Korka

Consulate General in Geneva

Address : 1, Rue Pedro Meylan, 1208 Geneve Suisse
Tel. : (004122) 7353747, 7357390
Fax : 7869844
Emergency Tel: 0041794176938
E-mail :
Web Site:   www.mfa.gr/geneva

Consul General : Aggelos Ipsilantis

Honorary Consulate General  in Zurich

Adresse: Bellerivestrasse 67, 8034 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.: (004144) 3885577
Fax: (0041444) 3885570
E-mail:
Internet Page: www.mfa.gr/bern

Consul général honoraire : Dimitrios Papadopoulos

Honorary Consulate in Lugano

Adresse: Via Ferrucio Pelli 12, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel.: (004191) 9211601
Fax: (004191) 9211071
E-mail:
Web Site: www.mfa.gr/bern

Consul honoraire: Alexandros Papadatos-Beis

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