List of wars involving Greece

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This is a list of known wars, conflicts, battles/sieges, missions and operations involving ancient Greek city states and kingdoms, Magna Graecia, Greek Kingdoms of Hellenistic period, Byzantine Empire/ Byzantine Greeks, Byzantine Greek successor states of the Byzantine Empire, Kingdom of Greece and Greece between 3000 BC and the present day.

Bronze Age, Greek Bronze Age[edit]

Helladic (Early Helladic (EH) and Middle Helladic (MH)), Cycladic and Minoan Period[edit]

Mycenaean Period[edit]

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Notes
Trojan War ca. 1194 BC

or between 1260
ca. 1184 BC

and 1240 BC
No one knows exactly the years the war took place.
Traditional dating is ca. 1194–1184 BC and modern dating is between 1260 and 1240 BC
The ancient Greek poet Homer wrote about this war in his epic poem Iliad.

Ancient Greece[edit]

Dark Ages[edit]

Archaic Period[edit]

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Battle/ Siege Year Of Battle/ Siege
First Messenian War 743 BC 724 BC
Lelantine War 710 BC 650 BC
Second Messenian War 685 BC 668 BC Battle of Deres
Battle of the Great Foss 682 BC
Battle of Hysiae 669 BC
Greek-Punic Wars 600 BC 307 BC
First Sacred War 595 BC 585 BC Siege of Kirrha 585 BC
Battle of the Fetters 550 BC
Battle of Champions/ Battle of Thyrea 546 BC
Battle of Pallene 546 BC
Battle of Alalia Sometime between 540 BC and 535 BC

Classical Period[edit]

5th century BC[edit]

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Years Of Battle/ Siege
Greco–Persian Wars/ Persian Wars 499 BC 449 BC Siege of Naxos 499 BC
Ionian Revolt 499 BC 488 BC Siege of Sardis 498 BC
Battle of Ephesus 498 BC
Battle of Lade 494 BC
Battle of Miletus 494 BC
Battle of Malene 493 BC
First Persian invasion of Greece 492 BC 490 BC Siege of Lindos 490 BC
Siege of Naxos 490 BC
Siege of Karystos 490 BC
Siege of Eretria 490 BC
Battle of Marathon 490 BC
Second Persian invasion of Greece 480 BC 479 BC Battle of Thermopylae 480 BC
Battle of Artemisium 480 BC
Battle of Salamis 480 BC
Siege of Potidea 480 BC
Siege of Olynthus 479 BC
Battle of Plataea 479 BC
Battle of Mycale 479 BC
Greek counterattack 479 BC 478 BC Siege of Sestos 479 BC-478 BC
Siege of Byzantium 478 BC
Delian League against Persian Empire
(Wars of the Delian League)
477 BC 449 BC Siege of Eion 477 BC–476 BC or 476 BC–475 BC
Battle of the Eurymedon 466 BC
Battle of Pampremis
Siege of Memphis 455 BC
Siege of Prosopitis
Battle of Mendesium
Siege of Kition
Battle of Salamis (Cyprus) 450 BC
Greek-Punic Wars 600 BC 307 BC First Sicilian War 480 BC 480 BC Battle of Himera 480 BC
Second Sicilian War 410 BC 340 BC Battle of Selinus 409 BC
Second Battle of Himera 409 BC
Siege of Akragas 406 BC
Battle of Gela 405 BC
Sack of Camarina 405 BC
Delian League against Greek States
(Wars of the Delian League)
(Before the First Peloponnesian War)
476 BC 460 BC Attack in the island of Skyros 476 BC or 475 BC
Attack in the island of Naxos 471 BC
Thasian rebellion 465 BC 465 BC Siege of Thasos 465 BC
Battle of Sepeia 494 BC
Battle of Cumae 474 BC
First Peloponnesian War 460 BC 445 BC Battle of Aegina 458 BC
Battle of Tanagra 457 BC
Battle of Oenophyta 457 BC
Second Sacred War 449 BC 448 BC Battle of Delphi
Battle of Coronea 447 BC
Samian War 440 BC 439 BC
Corinthian-Corcyrean War 435 BC 433 BC Battle of Actium 434 BC
Battle of Sybota 433 BC
Battle of Potidaea 432 BC
Peloponnesian War 431 BC 404 BC Archidamian War 431 BC 421 BC Battle of Spartolos 429 BC
Siege of Plataea 429 BC-427 BC
Battle of Naupactus 429 BC
Battle of Rhium/ Battle of Chalcis 429 BC
Mytilenean revolt 428 BC-427 BC
Battle of Olpae 426 BC
Battle of Idomene 426 BC
Battle of Delium 424 BC
Battle of Megara 424 BC
Battle of Pylos 425 BC
Battle of Sphacteria 425 BC
Battle of Amphipolis 422 BC
The years after the "Peace of Nicias" 420 BC 414 BC Battle of Mantinea 418 BC
Battle of Hysiae 417 BC
Battle of Melos 415 BC
Sicilian Expedition 415 BC 413 BC Siege of Syracuse 415 BC-413 BC
Decelean War/ Ionian War 413 BC 404 BC Siege of Miletus 412 BC
Battle of Panormus 412 BC
Battle of Miletus 412 BC
Battle of Eretria 411 BC
Battle of Syme 411 BC
Battle of Cynossema 411 BC
Battle of Cyzicus 410 BC
Battle of Abydos 410 BC
Siege of Chalcedon 408 BC
Siege of Byzantium 408 BC
Battle of Notium 407 BC
Battle of Mytilene 406 BC
Battle of Ephesus 406 BC
Battle of Arginusae 406 BC
Battle of Aegospotami 405 BC
Phyle Campaign 404 BC 403 BC Battle of Phyle 404 BC or 403 BC
Battle of Munichia 404 BC or 403 BC
Battle of Piraeus 403 BC
Notes Battle Year Of Battle
In the battle was not a Greek State, but a large army of Greek mercenaries that helped the Cyrus the Younger.
Xenophon wrote about this army of Greek mercenaries, in his work Anabasis.
Battle of Cunaxa 401 BC

4th century BC[edit]

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Year Of Battle/ Siege
Greek-Punic Wars 600 BC 307 BC Second Sicilian War 410 BC 340 BC Siege of Motya 398 BC or 397 BC
Battle of Messene 397 BC
Siege of Segesta 397 BC
Siege of Syracuse 397 BC
Battle of Catana 397 BC
Siege of Tauromenium 394 BC
Battle of Cabala 377 BC
Battle of the Crimissus 340 BC
Corinthian War 395 BC 386 BC Battle of Haliartus 395 BC
Battle of Coronea 394 BC
Battle of Cnidus 394 BC
Battle of Nemea 394 BC
Battle of Lechaeum 391 BC
Battle of the Elleporus 389 BC
Siege of Rhegium
Boeotian War 378 BC 371 BC Battle of Naxos 376 BC
Battle of Tegyra 375 BC
Theban hegemony 371 BC 362 BC Battle of Leuctra 371 BC
Battle of Cynoscephalae 364 BC
Battle of Mantinea 362 BC
Philip's II campaigns 359 338 Battle of Methone 359 BC
Battle of Erigon Valley 358 BC
Third Sacred War 356 BC 346 BC Battle of Crocus Field 352 BC
Siege of Amphipolis 357 BC
Siege of Pydna 357 BC or 356 BC
Siege of Potidea 356 BC
Siege of Methone 355–354 BC or 354–353 BC
Olynthian War 349 BC 348 BC
Siege of Perinthos 340 BC-339 BC
Siege of Byzantion 340 BC-339 BC
Fourth Sacred War 339 BC 338 BC Battle of Chaeronea 338 BC
Social War 357 BC 355 BC Battle of Embata 356 BC
Third Sacred War 356 BC 346 BC Battle of Delphi 355 BC
Battle of Neon 354 BC
Battle of Crocus Field/ Battle of Volo 352 BC
Battle of Thermopylae 352 BC
Foreign War 346 BC 343 BC Siege of Lyttos 346 BC
Siege of Kydonia 343 BC
Alexander the Great's Balkan campaign 335 BC 335 BC Siege of Pelium 335 BC
Battle of Thebes 335 BC
Alexander the Great's campaign in Asia 334 BC 323 BC Persian Empire campaign Battle of the Granicus River 334 BC
Siege of Miletus 334 BC
Siege of Halicarnassus 334 BC
Battle of Issus 333 BC
Siege of Tyre 332 BC
Siege of Gaza 332 BC
Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC
Battle of the Persian Gate 331 BC
Siege of Sogdian Rock 328 BC
Indian campaign Siege of Aornos 327 BC-326 BC
Battle of the Hydaspes River 326 BC
Battle of Megalopolis 331 BC
Battle of Pandosia 331 BC

Hellenistic Period[edit]

( * ) The Greek Kingdom of Pergamon helped the Roman Republic.

War Start of the war End of the war Name of the conflict Start of the conflict End of the conflict Name of battle / siege Years of battle / siege
Lamian War 323 BC 322 BC Battle of Plataea 323 BC
Battle of Thermopylae 323 BC
Siege of Lamia 323–322 BC
Battle of Amorgos 322 BC
Battle of Rhamnus 322 BC
Battle of Crannon 322 BC
Wars of the Diadochi 322 BC 281 BC First War of the Diadochi 322 BC 320 BC
Second War of the Diadochi 319 BC 315 BC Battle of Paraitakene 317 BC
Battle of Gabiene 316 BC
Siege of Pydna 317–316 or 315 BC
Third War of the Diadochi 314 BC 311 BC Battle of Gaza 312 BC
Babylonian War 311 BC 309 BC
Fourth War of the Diadochi 308 BC 301 BC Battle of Salamis 306 BC
Siege of Rhodes 305–304 BC
Battle of Ipsus 301 BC
The struggle over Macedon 298 BC 285 BC
The struggle of Lysimachus and Seleucus 285 BC 281 BC Battle of Corupedium 281 BC
Greek-Punic Wars 600 BC 307 BC Third Sicilian War 315 BC 307 BC Battle of Himera 311 BC
Siege of Thebes 292–291 or 290 BC
Wars of Pyrrhus 292 BC 272 BC Invasion of Thessaly 292 BC
Pyrrhic War 280 BC 275 BC Battle of Heraclea 280 BC
Battle of Asculum 279 BC
Battle of Beneventum 275 BC
Siege of Sparta 272 BC
Battle of Argos 272 BC
Damascene War 280 BC 279 BC
Gallic invasions of Greece 280 BC 275 BC Battle of Thermopylae 279 BC
Battle for Delphi 279 BC
Syrian Wars 274 BC 168 BC First Syrian War 274 BC 271 BC
Second Syrian War 260 BC 253 BC
Third Syrian War 246 BC 241 BC Battle of Andros 246 BC
Fourth Syrian War 219 BC 217 BC Battle of Raphia/ Battle of Gaza 217 BC
Fifth Syrian War 202 BC 195 BC Battle of Panium 200 BC
Sixth Syrian War 170 BC 168 BC
Chremonidean War 267 BC 261 BC
Battle of Cos within the period 262–255 BC
Cleomenean War 229/228 BC 222 BC Battle of Ladoceia 227 BC
Battle of Dyme 226 BC
Battle of Sellasia 222 BC
Second Punic War 218 BC 201 BC Siege of Syracuse 214–212 BC
Macedonian Wars 214 BC 148 BC First Macedonian War 214 BC 205 BC First Battle of Lamia 209 BC
Second Battle of Lamia 209 BC
Battle of Mantinea 207 BC
Second Macedonian War 200 BC 197 BC Battle of Cynoscephalae 197 BC
Third Macedonian War 172 BC 168 BC Battle of Callinicus 171 BC
Battle of Pydna 168 BC
Fourth Macedonian War 150 BC 148 BC Battle of Pydna 148 BC
Battle of the Arius 208 BC
Siege of Bactra 208–206 BC
Cretan War 205 BC 200 BC Battle of Chios 201 BC
Battle of Lade 201 BC
War against Nabis/ Laconian War 195 BC 195 BC Battle of Gythium 195 BC
Siege of Sparta 195 BC
War of Antiochos/Roman–Syrian War 192 BC 188 BC Battle of Thermopylae 191 BC
Battle of Magnesia 190 BC
Battle of the Eurymedon 190 BC
Battle of Myonessus 190 BC
Aetolian War 191 BC 189 BC
Galatian War * 189 BC 189 BC Battle of Mount Olympus 189 BC
Revolt of the Maccabees 167 BC 160 BC Battle of Wadi Haramia 167 BC
Battle of Beth Horon 166 BC
Battle of Emmaus 166 BC
Battle of Beth Zur 164 BC
Battle of Beth Zechariah 162 BC
Battle of Adasa 161 BC
Battle of Dathema
Battle of Elasa 160 BC
Achaean League against the Roman Republic Battle of Corinth 146 BC
Battle of Antioch 145 BC
Battle of Ecbatana 129 BC

Roman Period[edit]

( * ) In the battle was not the Greek Kingdom of Pontus, but the Kingdom of Armenia.

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Year Of Battle/ Siege
Mithridatic Wars 89 BC 63 BC First Mithridatic War 89 BC 85 BC Battle of the River Amnias 89 BC
Battle of Mount Scorobas 88 BC
Siege of Athens 87 BC-86 BC
Battle of Chaeronea 86 BC
Battle of Orchomenus 85 BC
Second Mithridatic War 83 BC 81 BC
Third Mithridatic War 74 BC 63 BC Battle of Chalcedon 74 BC
Battle of Tenedos 73 BC
Siege of Cyzicus 73 BC
Battle of the Rhyndacus 73 BC or 72 BC
Battle of Cabira 72 BC or 71 BC
Battle of Tigranocerta * 69 BC
Battle of Artaxata * 69 BC
Battle of Zela 67 BC
Battle of the Lycus 66 BC
The Kingdom of Pontus of Pharnaces II of Pontus against the Roman Republic Battle of Nicopolis 48 BC
Battle of Zela 47 BC

Medieval Greece[edit]

Byzantine Period, Byzantine Greek successor states of the Byzantine Empire and Frankokratia[edit]

(Frankokratia was after 1204, when Crusader states were established on the territory of the dissolved Byzantine Empire)

330–628[edit]

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Years Of Battle/ Siege
Samaritan Revolts 484 572
Byzantine–Sassanid Wars 502 628 Anastasian War 502 506
Iberian War 526 532 Battle of Dara 530
Battle of Callinicum 531
Lazic War 541 562
War of 572–591 572 592 Battle of Solachon 586
Battle of Martyropolis 588
Battle of Blarathon 592
War of 602–628 602 628 Battle of Antioch 613
Jewish revolt 614-628
Siege of Constantinople 626
Battle of Nineveh 627
Nika riots 532 532
Vandalic War 533 534 Battle of Ad Decimum 533
Battle of Tricamarum 533
Gothic War 535 554 Battle of Taginae 552
Battle of Mons Lactarius 553

629–1204[edit]

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Years Of Battle/ Siege
Byzantine-Arab Wars 629 1050 Battle of Yarmouk 636
Siege of Constantinople 674–678
Siege of Constantinople 717-718
Siege of Nicaea 727
Battle of Akroinon 740
1169 1169
Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars 680 1355 Battle of Ongal 680
Battle of Anchialus 708
Battle of Marcellae 756
Battle of Marcellae 792
Siege of Serdica 809
Battle of Pliska 811
Battle of Versinikia 813
Siege of Constantinople 813
Siege of Adrianople 813
Battle of Achelous 917
Byzantine conquest of Bulgaria 968 1018 Battle of the Gates of Trajan 986
Battle of Spercheios 997
Battle of Kleidion 1014
Battle of Dyrrhachium 1018
Uprising of Peter Delyan 1040 1041 First Battle of Thessalonica 1040
Second Battle of Thessalonica 1040
Battle of Ostrovo 1041
Uprising of Asen and Peter 1185 1204
The revolt of Bardanes Tourkos 803 803
The revolt against Emperor Michael II the Amorian 820 823 Siege of Constantinople 821–822
Rus'–Byzantine Wars Paphlagonian expedition of the Rus'
Rus'–Byzantine War 860 860
Rus'–Byzantine War 907 907
Rus'–Byzantine War 941 941
Sviatoslav's invasion of Bulgaria 967/968 971 Battle of Silistra 968
Battle of Arcadiopolis 970
Siege of Dorostolon 971
Rus'–Byzantine War 1024 1024
Rus'–Byzantine War 1043 1043
Byzantine–Georgian wars 1014 1051 Battle of Shirimni/ Battle of Palakazio 1021
Battle of Sasireti 1042
The revolt of Leo Tornikios 1047 1047 Siege of Constantinople 1047
Byzantine–Seljuk Wars 1048 1308 Battle of Manzikert 1071
Siege of Nicaea 1113
Battle of Myriokephalon 1176
Battle of Hyelion and Leimocheir 1177
Battle of Antioch on the Meander 1211
Byzantine–Norman wars 1050 1185 Battle of Dyrrhachium 1081
Siege of Thessalonica 1185
Battle of Demetritzes 1185
Rebellion of Nikephoros Bryennios the Elder 1077 1078 Battle of Kalavrye 1078
First Crusade 1096 1099 Siege of Nicaea 1097
Fourth Crusade 1202 1204 First Siege of Constantinople 1203
Second Siege of Constantinople 1204

1205–1459[edit]

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Years Of Battle/ Siege
Byzantine-Latin Wars Battle of the Olive Grove of Koundouros 1205
Battle of Adramyttium 1205
Battle of the Rhyndacus 1211
Battle of Poimanenon 1223 or 1224
Siege of Constantinople 1235
Siege of Rhodes 1248–1249 or 1250
Battle of Pelagonia 1259
Siege of Constantinople 1260
Capture of Constantinople by Nicaean troops under Alexios Strategopoulos 1261
Battle of Prinitza 1263
Battle of Settepozzi 1263
Battle of Makryplagi 1263 or 1264
Battle of Neopatras Between 1272 and 1275
Battle of Demetrias Between 1272 and 1275
Battle of Pharsalus 1277
Siege of Berat 1280–1281
Byzantine–Genoese War 1348 1349
Battle of the Echinades 1427
Byzantine–Ottoman Wars 1265 1453 Battle of Bapheus 1302
Catalan Campaign in Asia Minor 1303 1313
Siege of Prusa 1326
Siege of Nicaea 1328–1331
Battle of Pelekanon 1329
Siege of Nicomedia 1333–1337
Battle of Adrianople 1365
Siege of Philadelphia 1390
Blockade of Constantinople 1390–1402
Siege of Constantinople 1422
Siege of Thessalonica 1422–1430
Siege of Constantinople 1453
Battle of Apros 1305
Byzantine civil war 1321 1328
Byzantine civil war 1341 1347
Revolt of the Zealots of Thessalonica 1342 1350
Byzantine civil war 1352 1357
Revolt of Saint Titus 1363 1368
Byzantine civil war 1373 1379
Morea revolt 1453 1454

Ottoman Greece[edit]

1460–1799[edit]

( * ) Greeks helped the Christian armies.
( ** ) Greeks helped the Russian army.

In 1460 the Despotate of the Morea conquered by the Ottomans and by 1500 most of the plains and islands of Greece were in Ottoman hands, but not all, for example Rhodes conquered in 1522, Cyprus in 1571, Venetians retained Crete until 1669, the Ionian islands were only briefly ruled by the Ottomans, and remained primarily under the rule of the Republic of Venice.

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Years Of Battle/ Siege
Ottoman–Venetian Wars * 1463 1718 First Ottoman–Venetian War 1463 1479
Fourth Ottoman–Venetian War 1570 1573 Battle of Lepanto 1571
Fifth Ottoman–Venetian War/ Cretan War 1645 1669
Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War/ Morean War 1684 1699
Siege of Rhodes * 1522 1522
Revolts at Vonitsa and Epirus 1585 1585
Revolt at Himara 1596 1596
Revolt of Dionysius the Philosopher 1600 1600
Revolt of Dionysius the Philosopher 1611 1611
Russo-Turkish War ** 1768 1774 Orlov Revolt 1770 1770 Battle of Chesma 1770
The Revolt of Daskalogiannis 1770 1770
Naval battles between Lambros Katsonis fleet and Ottoman Empire's fleet. 1778 1790
Ottoman Invasion of Mani 1780 1780 Siege of Grigorakos tower 1780
Battle of Vromopigada 1780
Siege of Kastania 1780

19th century[edit]

1800–1832[edit]
War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Years Of Battle/ Siege
Souliote War 1803 1803
Ottoman Invasions of Mani 1803 1803 Invasion of 1803
1807 1807 Invasion of 1807
1815 1815 Invasion of 1815
Greek War of Independence 1821 1832 Battle of Alamana 1821
Battle of Gravia Inn 1821
Siege of the Acropolis 1821–1822
Battle of Doliana 1821
Battle of Valtetsi 1821
Siege of Tripolitsa 1821
Battle of Sculeni 1821
Battle of Dragashani 1821
Battle of Vassilika 1821
Battle of Peta 1822
First Siege of Messolonghi 1822
Battle of Dervenakia 1822
Battle of the island Alatas (near Trikeri) 1823
Second Siege of Messolonghi 1823
Third Siege of Messolonghi 1825–1826
Battle of Sphacteria 1825
Battle of Maniaki 1825
Battle of the Lerna Mills 1825
Battle of Arachova 1826
Ottoman–Egyptian invasion of Mani 1826 1826 Battle of Vergas 1826
Battle of Diro 1826
Battle of Polytsaravo 1826
Siege of the Acropolis 1826–1827
Battle of Trikeri 1827
Battle of Kamatero 1827
Battle of Phaleron 1827
Battle of Navarino 1827
Battle of Frangokastello 1828
Battle of Petra 1829
Greek civil wars 1823 1825 First civil war 1823 1824
Second civil war 1824 1825

Modern Greece[edit]

19th century[edit]

1833–1899[edit]

( * ) Greeks helped the Russian army.

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Battle/ Siege Years Of Battle/ Siege
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1841 1841
Crimean War * 1853 1856
Revolts in Thessaly, Macedonia and Epirus against Ottoman Empire 1854 1854 Battle of Filiadona 1854
Battle of Melissatika 1854
Battle of the gardens of Ano Volos 1854
Battle of Fyllouria 1854
Battle of Sphlaio 1854
Battle of Pedino 1854
Battle of Dhmario 1854
Battle of Skoulhkaria 1854
Battle of Domokos 1854
Battle of Thaumako 1854
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1858 1858
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1866 1869
Revolts in Thessaly and Epirus against Ottoman Empire 1878 1878 Epirus Revolt 1878 1878 Revolt of Tzoumerka 1878
Revolt of Valtos 1878
Revolt of Radovitsi 1878
Revolt of Arta 1878
Battle of Lykoursi 1878
Thessaly Revolt 1878 1878 Battle of Kato Moni Ksenias 1878
Battle of Palio Platano 1878
Battle of Sourvia 1878
First Battle of Makrinitsa 1878
Second Battle of Makrinitsa 1878
Battle of Kedros 1878
Battle of Sekliza 1878
Battle of Mataragka 1878
Battle of Mouzaki 1878
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1885 1885
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1888 1888
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1889 1889
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1895 1896
Greco-Turkish War 1897 1897 Battle of Livadeia, Crete 1897
Battle of Tyrnavos 1897
Battle of Farsala 1897
Battle of Domokos 1897
Cretan Revolt against Ottoman Empire 1897 1898

20th century[edit]

1900–1938[edit]

( * ) Greece officially entered the World War I at 1917.

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Part Start Finish Battle Year Of Battle
Macedonian Struggle 1904 1908
Theriso revolt 1905 1906
Balkan Wars 1912 1913 First Balkan War 1912 1913 Battle of Elassona 1912
Battle of Sarantaporo 1912
Battle of Giannitsa 1912
Battle of Pente Pigadia 1912
Battle of Vevi 1912
Himara revolt 1912
Battle of Elli 1912
Battle of Korytsa 1912
Battle of Bizani 1913
Battle of Lemnos 1913
Second Balkan War 1913 1913 Battle of Kilkis–Lahanas 1913
Battle of Doiran 1913
Battle of Demir Hisar / Sidirokastro 1913
Battle of Kresna Gorge 1913
World War I
(Greece in World War I) *
1914 1918 Balkans Campaign 1914 1918 Battle of Skra-di-Legen 1918
Vardar Offensive 1918 1918 Battle of Doiran 1918
Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War 1918 1920
Greco-Turkish War 1919 1922 Greek landing at Smyrna 1919
Battle of Aydın 1919
First Battle of İnönü 1921
Second Battle of İnönü 1921
Battle of Kütahya–Eskişehir / Battle of Dorylaion 1921
Battle of Sakarya / Battle of the Sangarios 1921
Battle of Dumlupınar 1922
Corfu incident 1923 1923
Incident at Petrich 1925 1925

1939–1945[edit]

( * ) Greece entered the World War II in 1940.

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Fronts Start Finish Name of Conflict Start Of The Conflict Finish Of The Conflict Part Start Finish Part II Year Battle Year Of Battle
World War II (Greece in World War II) * 1939 1945 Western Front 1939 1945 West European Campaign 1944 1945 The Invasion of Normandy (Operation Overlord) 1944 1944
Mediterranean, Balkans, Middle East and African Fronts 1940 1945
Balkans Campaign 1940 1941 Greco-Italian War 1940 1941 Italian offensive and Greek counteroffensive 1941 Battle of Pindus 1940
Battle of Elaia–Kalamas 1940
Battle of Morava–Ivan 1940
Battle of Saranda 1940
Battle of Himara 1940
Capture of Klisura Pass 1941
Battle of Trebeshina 1941
Italian Spring Offensive (Operation Primavera) 1941 Battle of hill (height) 731 1941
Battle of Greece/ German Invasion of Greece 1941 1941 Battle of the Mainland
(Operation Marita)
1941
Battle of Metaxas Line 1941
Battle of Vevi / Battle of Klidi Pass 1941
Battle of Kleisoura Pass 1941
Battle of Thermopylae 1941
Battle of Crete
(Operation Mercury)
1941
Battle of Maleme 1941
Battle of Rethymno 1941
Battle of Heraklion 1941
North African Campaign 1940 1943 Western Desert Campaign 1940 1943 Second Battle of El Alamein 1942
Tunisia Campaign 1942 1943 Battle of Ksar Ghilane (Ksar Rhilane) 1943
Battle of Wadi Akarit 1943
Adriatic Campaign 1940 1945
Mediterranean Campaign 1940 1945 Dodecanese Campaign 1943 1943 Battle of Kos 1943
Battle of Leros 1943
Action off Cape Bougaroun 1943
Operation Dragoon 1944 1944
Greek Resistance against Axis occupation 1941 1945 Gorgopotamos Bridge sabotage 1942
Kidnap of General Kreipe 1944
Damasta sabotage 1944
Italian Campaign 1943 1945 Battle of Rimini 1944

1946–1949[edit]

There were fights between Greeks before 1946, but these were the prelude and not officially the start of the civil war

War Start Of The War Finish Of The War Battle Year Of Battle
Greek Civil War 1946 1949 Battle of Litoxoro 1946
Battle of Karditsa 1948
Battle of Sofades 1948
Battle of Edessa 1948
Battle of Naousa 1948
Battle of Ardea 1948
Battle of Naousa 1949
Battle of Karpenisi 1949
Battle of Leonidio 1949
Battle of Agios Vasilios of Cynuria 1949
Battle of Florina 1949
Battle of Tsarnos line 1949
Battle of Vitsi 1949
Battle of Grammos 1949

1950–1989[edit]

War/ Mission Start Of The War/ Mission Finish Of The War/ Mission Force Start Operating of the Force Finish Operating of the Force Battle Year Of Battle
Korean War 1950 1953 Greek Expeditionary Force in Korea
(EKSE)
1950 1958 First Battle of Wonju 1951
Second Battle of Wonju 1951
Battle of Hill 381 in Icheon 1951
Battle of Hill 326 1951
Battle of Hill 313 in Yeoncheon (Scotch Hill) 1951
Battle of Nori Hill 1952
Sieges of Outpost Harry 1953
Battle of Bukjeong Pass 1953
CONGO-UNIKOM 1960 1961 Air Task Force of Congo
Turkish invasion of Cyprus 1974 1974 Greek Force of Cyprus (ELDYK) 1959 Present Battle of Paphos 1974
Attacks against the area of Kioneli 1974
Battle of the ELDYK camp 1974
Battle of Nicosia International Airport 1974
Battle of Lapithos 1974
Battle of Karava 1974
Battle of Vasilia Passage 1974
Battle of the English College 1974
Battle of the ELDYK camp 1974

1990–1999[edit]

( * ) If the Greek force had/have a specific name.

The Greek forces had/have mostly peacekeeping, humanitarian, logistics, reconstruction and support role, except in the Imia/Kardak crisis.

War/ Mission Start Of The War/ Mission Finish Of The War/ Mission Name of the International Force Start Operating of the Force Finish Operating of the Force Name of the Greek Force * Start Operating of the Force Finish Operating of the Force Operation Start Finish
Gulf War 1990 1991
United Nations Iraq–Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) 1991 2003
United Nations Guards Contingent in Iraq (UNGCI) 1991 2003
NATO intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 2004 Implementation Force (IFOR) 1995 1996 Greek Force in Bosnia
(ELDYB)
1995 2004 Operation Joint Endeavour 1995 1996
Stabilisation Force (SFOR) 1996 2004 Greek Force in Bosnia
(ELDYB)
1995 2004 Operation Joint Guard 1996 1998
Operation Joint Forge 1998 2004
United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II) 1993 1995 Unified Task Force (UNITAF) 1993 1994 Greek Task Force of Somalia (ELLASOM) 1993 1994
Imia/Kardak Crisis 1995 1995
Rebellion in Albania 1997 1997 Greek Force in Albania
(ELDAL)
1997 1997 Operation Alba 1997 1997
United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(MONUSCO)
1999 2011
Peacekeeping operation in Kosovo after Kosovo War 1999 Present Kosovo Force
(KFOR)
1999 Present Greek Force in Kosovo
(ELDYKO)
1999 2003

21st century[edit]

( * ) If the Greek force had/have a specific name.
( ** ) Operations started in 20th century, but lasted till 21st century is, in the list, in both centuries.
( *** ) ISAF is in Afghanistan from 2001–present, but ELDAF-TESAF was from 2002-2012. There are still 10 trainers of the Hellenic Air Force who are training Afghanese pilots.
( **** ) The Greek Forces in Afghanistan was named ELDAF until 2005 and later they renamed to TESAF.
( ***** ) The Maritime Task Force (MTF) is the naval component of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

The Greek forces had/have mostly peacekeeping, humanitarian, logistics, reconstruction and support role.

War/ Mission Start Of The War/ Mission Finish Of The War/ Mission Name of the International Force Start Operating of the Force Finish Operating of the Force Name of the Greek Force * Start Operating of the Force Finish Operating of the Force Operation Start Finish
United Nations Iraq–Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) ** 1991 2003
United Nations Guards Contingent in Iraq
(UNGCI)
**
1991 2003
NATO intervention in Bosnia and
Herzegovina
**
1992 2004 Stabilisation Force (SFOR) 1996 2004 Greek Force in Bosnia
(ELDYB)
1995 2004 Operation Joint Forge 1998 2004
United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(MONUSCO) **
1999 2011 Operation Artemis 2003 2003
Peacekeeping operation in Kosovo after Kosovo War ** 1999 Present Kosovo Force
(KFOR)
1999 Present Greek Force in Kosovo
(ELDYKO)
1999 2003
Greek Force in Kosovo-2
(ELDYKO-2)
2003 2011
Greek Force in Kosovo-3
(ELDYKO-3)
2011 Present
Insurgency in the Republic of Macedonia and missions in Republic of Macedonia 2001 2003 Greek Force in Skopje

(ELDYS)

2001 2003 Operation Essential Harvest 2001 2001
Operation Amber Fox 2001 2002
Operation Allied Harmony 2002 2003
Operation Concordia 2003 2003
War in Afghanistan 2001 Present International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) *** 2001 Present Greek Force in Afghanistan
(ELDAF) *** / ****
2002 2005
Special Composition Battalion in Afghanistan
(TESAF) *** / ****
2005 2012
Operation Active Endeavour 2001 Present Standing Naval Force Mediterranean
(STANAVFORMED or SNFM)
1992 2004
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2
(SNMG2)
2005 Present
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa 2002 Present Standing NATO Maritime Group 2
(SNMG2)
2005 Present Operation Ocean Shield 2009 Present
United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) 2005 2011
Missions in Lebanon 2006 Present Μaritime Task Force
(MTF) *****
2006 Present
Military intervention in Libya 2011 2011 Operation Unified Protector 2011 2011