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United States of America

Greece has an Embassy in Washington, D.C., Consulates General in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Tampa, and Consulates in Atlanta and Houston. Greece’s Permanent Mission to the UN is also based in New York. The U.S. has an Embassy in Athens and a Consulate General in Thessaloniki.

Political Relations

Greek-U.S. bilateral relations are founded on long-term cooperation and go back to the philhellene movement that was prevalent in Europe and America in the early 19th century, in support of the Greek people’s struggle for independence. The two countries’ common values – freedom and Democracy – and their fighting together in the two World Wars, as well as their participation in NATO, the OSCE and other international organizations and treaties, form the strong foundations of Greek-U.S. strategic cooperation.

The U.S. maintains Naval Support Activity in Souda Bay, Crete.

Greek citizens may visit the U.S. for tourism or professional reasons without a visa, following Greece’s inclusion in March 2010 in the Visa Waiver Program. Greek citizens wishing to visit the U.S. need only apply for authorization on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) web portal.

Frequent contacts, exchanges of visits and an extensive institutional framework contribute to the positive development of bilateral relations and enhanced cooperation across a wide range of sectors, including the political, economic, commercial, business and cultural sectors.

EU-U.S. relations within the framework of the Transatlantic Dialogue cover a wide range of political, economic and commercial issues, as well as security issues and institutionalized contacts and coordination on many levels.

Economic Relations

For information on bilateral economic relations, you can visit the AGORA internet portal.

Office E.C.A. New York

Office E.C.A. San Francisco

Office E.C.A. Washington

Office E.C.A. Chicago

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

The large and flourishing Greek American community in the U.S. – largely concentrated in and around New York, Chicago, Boston, the State of Florida, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston – is an important link joining the peoples of the two countries. Many Greek Americans have distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavor, including business, culture and politics.

Useful Information

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

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

United States of America - Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Washington

Address : 2217, Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20008
Tel. : (001202) 9391300 
Fax : 9391324, 2651562
Emergency phone: +1 202-578-3361
E-mail : 
Web Site : http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/the-embassy/

Ambassador:  Theocharis Lalakos

Consular Office in Washington

Address : 2217, Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20008
Tel. : (001202) 9391306  
Fax : (001202) 2342803
E-mail :
Web Site : http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/the-embassy/embassy-sections/consular-office.html

Chargé d'affaires: Dimitrios Aggelosopoulos

Commercial Section in Washington

Address : 2217, Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20008
Tel. : (001202) 9391308 
Fax : 9391324
E-mail :  
Web Site

Head: Theodosios Vallas, First Counselor

Permanent Mission to the United Nations

Address : 866 Second Avenue , 13th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Tel. : (001212) 8886900    4791300
Fax : 8884440
Emergency phone: 0016462038754
E-mail :
Web Site : http://www.mfa.gr/un

Permanent Representative : Catherine Boura

Consulate General in San Francisco

Address : 2441 Gough Street , San Francisco, CA 94123
Tel. : (001415) 7752102
Fax : 7766815
Emergency phone: 001415 8235693
E-mail :
Web Site : http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-san-francisco/

Consul General : Dimitrios Xenitellis

Commercial Section in San Francisco

Address :
Tel. : (001415) 7752102
E-mail :
Web Site

Head: Marios Belibasakis

Consulate General in Boston

Address : 86, Beacon Street, Boston, Ma 02108
Tel. : (001617) 5230100
Fax : (001617 5230511
Emergency phone: +1-617-523-1975
Ε-mail:
Web-Site: http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-boston/

Consul General : Ifigeneia Kanara

Consulate General in Los Angeles

Address : 12424 Wilshire Blv., Suite 1170, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel. : (001310) 8265555, 8266032
Fax : 8268670
Emergency Tel:  001310 8803609
E-mail :
Web Site : http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-los-angeles/

Consul General : Grigorios Karachalios

Consulate General in New York

Address : 69, East 79th Street, New York 10075
Tel. : (001212) 9885500
Fax : 7348492
Emergency Tel: 001 6464693020
E-mail :
Web Site : http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-new-york/

Consul General : Konstantinos Koutras

Commercial Section in New York

Address : 866 2nd Avenue (11th floor), New York, NY 10017
Tel. : (001212) 7512404
Fax : 5932278
Emergency Tel: 0016464418772
E-mail :
Web Site

Head of Commercial Section: Apostolos Digbassanis

Consulate General in Chicago

Address : 650 North St.Clair St. , Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel. : (001312) 3353915, 3358848, 3356669    3353916-17        
Fax : 1 312 335 4744
Emergency Tel: 001-3123161469
E-mail :
Website: http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-chicago/

Consul General : Polyxeni Petropoulou

Commercial Section in Chicago

Address : 650 North St.Clair St. , Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel./ Fax : (001312) 8673824  8671325    
Fax: 8673824
E-mail:
Web Site

Head of Commercial Section: Christos Lelempsis

Consulate General in Tampa

Address : 400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 1160 Tampa, Fl 33602
Tel. : (001813) 8650-204 
Fax : (001813) 8650-206
Emergency Tel: +1-813-690-0188
E-mail:
Website: http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-tampa/

Consul General : Adamadia Klotsa

Consulate in Atlanta

Address : Tower Place 100, Suite 1670, 3340 Peachtree Rd, NE, GA30326
Tel. : (001404) 2613313, 2613391
Fax : 2622798
E-mail :
Website: http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-in-atlanta/

Consul : Georgios Panagiotidis

Consulate in Houston

Address : 2401 fountain view drive, Ste.850, Houston,TX,77057
Tel. : (001713) 8407522
Fax : 8400614
Emergency Tel: 001713 8400513
E-mail :
Web Site : http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-in-houston/

Consul : Ioannis Stamatekos

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