A Greek Argentine (Greek: Έλληνες Αργεντινοί) is an Argentine citizen of Greek descent or a Greece-born person who resides in Argentina. Despite not being as large as other European communities, the Greeks have contributed a lot to their new country. They number between 35,000 and 60,000 people. The first immigrants arrived at the end of the 18th century, while the bulk of immigration occurred during the first half of the 20th century.
The second wave of Greeks arriving in Argentina came in the 20th century, mainly after the Asia Minor Campaign and the disaster in 1922, with the end of the Megali Idea. Again huge masses of refugees who were sent to Greece by the population exchange agreement between Kemal Ataturk and Eleftherios Venizelos, came towards these latitudes seeking for a change to restart their lives from zero. Most of them were from Smyrna, Ayvalik and other Ionian cities. They settled in what is today known as the capital of foreign immigration in Argentina, the city of Berisso, near La Plata.