Greece–Spain relations

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Greek–Spanish relations
Map indicating locations of Greece and Spain



Greek–Spanish relations are the relations between Greece and Spain. Both countries are members of the European Union, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the OECD, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the United Nations.


Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitris Droutsas meeting with the Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In ancient times, parts of the Mediterranean coast of Spain were colonized by Greeks (Emporion/Empúries and Rhodha/Roses, Girona in Catalonia and possibly Zacantha/Sagunt and Dianion/Denia near Valencia). In the late Middle Ages, parts of Greece came under Aragonese rule (the Duchy of Athens and the Duchy of Neopatras). The Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (better known as El Greco) was of Greek descent, as is Queen Sophia of Spain. Another cultural link between the two countries is the Sephardi Jewish community of Greece, particularly the Jews of Thessaloniki, who traditionally spoke Judaeo-Spanish. Both countries are the doors of Europe and share the same Greco-Latin and Mediterranean culture, together with Italy and Portugal.[1]

List of bilateral agreements[edit]

The following are existing agreements between the countries.[2] Note that no treaties exist.

  • Agreement on scientific and technological cooperation (1972)
  • Air Cooperation agreement (1975)
  • Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Income or Capital (2000).

List of bilateral visits [3][edit]

Resident diplomatic missions[edit]

  • Greece has an embassy in Madrid.
  • Spain has an embassy in Athens.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Moa, Pío (2010). Nueva historia de España : de la II Guerra Púnica al siglo XXI (1st ed.). Madrid: Esfera de los Libros. ISBN 9788497349529.
  2. ^ Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the relation with Spain
  3. ^ Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the relation with Spain