Wednesday, 22 May 2019
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Greece has an Embassy in Tehran and Iran is represented by its Embassy in Athens.

Political Relations

Greece and Iran are linked by thousands of years of common history. Their political relations, today, are at a very good level.

Greece welcomes the signing and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, considering it a significant positive development for the wider region.

Greek Prime Minister, Mr. A Tsipras visited Tehran (7-9.2.2016) and laid the basis for a closer cooperation between the two countries. During his visit, the following agreements were signed: a) a Memorandum of Understanding on political consultations, b) an Agreement exempting diplomatic and service passports fromvisa requirement, c) a Road Map on reinforcing bilateral cooperation (in the fields of commerce, services, agriculture, energy, high technology, investment, culture etc)

Prior to the Prime Minister’s visit, the following meetings had taken place in 2015at the level of Foreign Ministers: a) Iranian Foreign Minister’s Mr. Zarif visit to Athens, (27-29.5.2015) and b) Greek Foreign Minister’s Mr. N. Kotziasvisit to Tehran (29-30.11.2015).

During the visit to Tehran of Mr. G. Tsipras. Secretary General for International Economic Relations and Development Cooperation of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (15-16.5.2016), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on research and technology.

The most recent visit was the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister’s Mr. Takht-e-Ravanchi in Αthens (12-14.7.2016), during which he was received by High Officials of the Parliament and the Executive Power in Greece, had extensive talks with his Greek counterpart,the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. N. Xydakis and met Greek businessmen. Ministers Xydakis and Takht-e-Ravanchihad the chance to focus particularly on issues of bilateral economic cooperation.
The two countries have signed, over the last years, several agreements,asin the field of transportation, tourism and agriculture.

Economic Relations

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

Office E.C.A. Tehran

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

The cultural similarities between Greeks and Iranians – two of the most ancient peoples – are a firm basis for further development of relations in all sectors.Both countries were elected on 11.11.2015 at the Executive Board of UNESCO for the period 2015-2019.

Greece and Iran signed in 1956 a cultural agreement that is being implemented ever since by executive programs of 3 years duration.

Useful Information

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

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

Iran - Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Tehran

Address : No.43, Esfandiyar Blvd., Vali Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran, Postal Code 1967915681
Tel. : (009821) 22050533
Fax : 22057431
Emergency Tel No: ‭‭From abroad or with roaming +98 910 272 6477
From Iran 0910 272 6477 
E-mail :  

Head of Mission : Dimitri Alexandrakis

Consular Office in Tehran

Address : No.43, Esfandiyar Blvd., Vali Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran, Postal Code 1967915681
Τηλ.: (009821) 22053784
Fax: (009821) 22057431
Schengen Visa Application Procedure :
Visiting Hours (local time): 10:00-17:00  (Sunday - Thursday)

Consul: Athanasios Papamargaris

Commercial Section in Tehran

Address : No.43, Esfandiyar Blvd., Vali Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran, Postal Code 1967915681
Tel.: (009821) 22050014
Fax: (009821) 22011957

Head: Ioannis Karkanis