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How to call Greece (country code +30)

LAST UPDATE: April 5th, 2018

Calling to Greece

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Greece’s country code may be mislabeled:

  • Country code 0030 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Greece’s country code of ’30’).
  • Country code 01130 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Greece’s country code of ’30’).

When calling to a mislabeled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed .

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers are represented by phone numbers starting with ‘6’.

When calling a mobile phone user, dial to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, dial to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Greece does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Greece (domestic dialing)

Dial all Greek phone numbers as they are listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number used to dial when calling within Greece.

ten digits
local phone number

Greek phone numbers explained

Number details

Greek phone numbers are ten digits.

The first three to four digits represent a geographic (area) of Greece. Land-line (fixed line) phone numbers being with a ‘2’, ‘3’, or ‘4’.

Mobile numbers begin with digit ‘6’. They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Greece.

An example of a Greek phone number

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens lists its phone number in Athens as +30 213 214 4800.

Number explanation
30213214 4800
country code for Greecearea code for Athenslocal phone number within Athens
Local example – calling from another location in Athens

Dial all ten digits of the phone number for any domestic calls within Greece.

213214 4800
area (geographic) code for Athenslocal phone number within Athens
Long distance example – calling from Kavala, Greece (on the other side of the country)

Dial all ten digits of the phone number for any domestic calls within Greece.

213214 4800
area (geographic) code for Athenslocal phone number within Athens
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone

Dial all ten digits of the phone number for any domestic calls within Greece. This includes calling from a foreign phone that is roaming within Greece.

213214 4800
area (geographic) code for Athenslocal phone number within Athens
International example – calling from outside Greece

To call from outside Greece, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Greece’s country code of ’30’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code30213214 4800
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Greecearea (geographic) code for Athenslocal phone number within Athens

Calling from Greece

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Greece.

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