Country Profile

Republic of Greece
(Elinki Dimokratia)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
4 March 1832
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
97 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
77 of 242 in the World

The Country


Greece is the southern most country on the Balkan Peninsula, in southern Europe. It is bordered by ‘Macedonia’ and Bulgaria to the north, the Aegean Sea the east, the Sea of Crete to the South, the Ionian Sea to the west and Albania to the north west.
The terrain is mainly mountainous and includes more than 2,000 islands. About 80% of the land surface is classed as mountainous, with the highest point, Mount Olympus, reaching 2,917 m (9,570 ft). Only about one third of the land is cultivated, along the low-lying coastal strips and river deltas. Most of the islands are rocky and mountainous with steep cliffs. The total land area is 130,850 sq km (50,521 sq miles).
The Population of 10.6 million (2000 figure) comprises 98% of Greek origin and 2% other ethnic groups. Some 98% of the people are Greek Orthodox, 1% Muslim and 1% other faiths. The capital city is Athens.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Greek History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Greece
Yahoo Greece page
wikipedia: Greece
wikipedia: History of Greece


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Greece.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Greek civil aircraft were registered in the series S-Gxxx onwards from 1919 (but no allocations are known), then SX-AAA onwards from 1929.

All-time Greece – civil aircraft register (S-Gaa S-Xaa SX-aaa) [TO BE ADDED].
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Polemiki Aeroporia)
Naval Aviation (Elliniko Polemiko Naftiko)
Army Aviation (Ellinki Aeroporias Stratou)

Historical military air arms-
Air Force [1912-1941]
Naval Aviation [1912-1930]

Central Government Agencies

Government (Hellenic Republic)
Coast Guard (Limeniko Soma)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Hellenic National Center for Emergency Care, EKAB)
Police Aviation (Elliniki Astynomia)

Commercial Aviation

Air Greece [1994-1999]
Aegean Airlines
Cronus Airlines [1995-2001]
Olympic Airlines

wikipedia: Airlines of Greece
The World’s Airlines: Greece

Private Aviation

To be added.


Aircraft Manufacturers

Hellenic Aerospace Industry

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Greece

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Hellenic Air Force Museum
Messolongi Moussio
Polemico Moussio

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Greece

Aviation Bibliography

Greek Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Greek Aviation News

Hellenic Wings

Aviation in Greece

Aviation Museums Greece

General Aviation in Greece

Hellenic Aviation page

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