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Greece flag

The flag of Greece has nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white, along with a blue canton in the upper hoist side corner bearing a white cross. The ratio of the flag is 2:3.

The shade of blue used in the flag of Greece has changed over time from light blue to the darker blue used today. The flag of Greece was officially adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus on 13 January 1822. White and blue are said to symbolise the skies and the seas of Greece.

The nine stripes are said to represent both the nine syllables in the phrase Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος (meaning "Freedom or Death") as well as the nine letters in the word ελευθερία (meaning "Freedom). The cross represents Greece's national religion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

The flag of Greece is referred to as the Γαλανόλευκη, Galanólefki (meaning "Blue and White") or the Κυανόλευκη, Kyanólefki (meaning "Sky Blue and White").

The Greek Flag Day is on 27 October.

Use of the Greek flag is regulated by Law 851, which states:

  • When displayed at the Presidential Palace, the Hellenic Parliament, the ministries, embassies and consulates of Greece, schools, military camps, and public and private ships as well as the navy, the flag must:
  1. Fly from 8am until sunset,
  2. Be displayed on a white mast topped with a white cross on top of a white sphere,
  3. Not be torn or damaged in any way. If the flag is damaged, it should be burned in a respectful manner.
  • The flag can be displayed by civilians on days specified by the ministry of internal affairs, as well as in sporting events and other occasions of the sort.
  • When displayed vertically, the canton must be on the left side of the flag from the point of view of the spectator.
  • The flag should never be:
  1. Defaced by means of writing or superimposing any kind of image or symbol upon it,
  2. Used to cover a statue. In that case, cloth in the national colours must be used,
  3. Hung from windows or balconies without the use of a mast,
  4. Used for commercial purposes,
  5. Used as a logo for any corporation or organization, even at different proportions.
  • When placed on top of a coffin, the canton must always be on the right of the person's head.

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Greece flags flying across the nation's skies and seas that it is said to represent

Greece flag 150x90cm
Dimensions  for flag 1500x900mm
Greece 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GRC/L
$22.00
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Greece flag 90x60cm
Dimensions for flag 1500x900mm
Greece 90x60cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GRC/M
$16.28
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Greece flag 240x150cm
Dimensions for flag 2400x1500mm
Greece 240x150cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GRC/V
$89.00
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Greece hand waver flag 45x30cm
Dimensions for hand-waver 450x300mm
Greece 45x30cm polyester hand waver flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 60cm long and a diameter of 0.8cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-GRC/HW
$13.00
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Greece child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for hand-waver-child 230x150mm
Greece 23x15cm polyester child hand waver flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 30cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-GRC/HC
$6.99
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Greece desk flag 150x10cm
Dimensions for desk-flag 150x100mm
Greece 15x10cm polyester desk flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a black plastic dowel measuring 27cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a gold coloured plastic finial.
SKU: C-GRC/DF
$6.99
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Greece bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
Greece bunting has 30 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-GRC/SF30
$59.00
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Greece badge 9x6cm
Dimensions for badge 90x60mm
Greece badge 9x6cm with edges over-locked in gold coloured thread. The badge can be affixed using a hot iron. Badges are also known as patches.
SKU: C-GRC/P1
$6.20
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Greece decal 12.4x8.2cm
Dimensions for decal 124x62mm
Greece self adhesive rectangular decal, measuring 12.4x8.2cm. Decals are also known as stickers.
SKU: C-GRC/D1
$4.00
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Greece decal oval 12x9cm
Dimensions for decal oval 120x90mm
Greece self adhesive oval shaped decal, measuring 12x9cm. Decals are also known as stickers.
SKU: C-GRC/D2
$4.50
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Decal Oval Arched Greece 120x90mm
Decal Oval Arched Greece 120x90mm
SKU: C-GRC/DOA
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Products specifications
Country Code (3 letter)GRC
Flag Day27 October
Country Official NameHellenic Republic
Country Government TypeParliamentary Republic; Monarchy rejected by Referendum 8 December 1974
Country CapitalAthens
Flag DescriptionNine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white; there is a blue square in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross; the cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the country
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