Greek Culture

Greetings

play_circle_filled
  • If the person is older than you, address them by their title and last name unless invited to move to a first name basis. This formality is less necessary between youths or friends.
  • The handshake is the most common greeting. Maintain direct eye contact when introduced to someone for the first time.
  • People might slap or pat one another’s arm or back a few times when greeting one another.
  • Close friends may greet each other with a warm embrace or a kiss on the cheek.
Greece
  • Population
    11,128,404
    0.15% of World Population
  • Languages
    Greek (official) (99%)
    Other (1%)
  • Religions
    Greek Orthodox Christianity (98%)
    Islam (1.3%)
    Other (0.7%)
  • Ethnicities
    Greek (93%)
    Other (7%)
  • Cultural Dimensions
    Power Distance 60
    Individualism 35
    Masculinity 57
    Uncertainty Avoidance 100
    Long Term Orientation 45
    Indulgence 50
    What's this?
  • Australians with Greek Ancestry
    378,270
Greeks in Australia
  • Population
    93,743
    [2016 census]
  • Average Age
    67
  • Gender
    Males (48.8%)
    Females (51.2%)
  • Religion
    Eastern Orthodox Christianity (93.4%)
    No Religion (1.7%)
    Jehovah's Witness (0.7%)
    Other (2.7%)
  • Ancestry
    Greek (91.3%)
    Macedonian (3.3%)
    English (0.7%)
    Other (2.2%)
  • Languages
    Greek (88.0%)
    English (7.4%)
    Macedonian (3.0%)
    Other (1.2%)
  • English Proficiency
    Well (63.8%)
    Not Well (35.2%)
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (50%)
    New South Wales (31.6%)
    South Australia (9.8%)
    Queensland (3.4%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (93.1%)
    2001-2006 (0.8%)
    2007-2011 (1.1%)
Where do we get our statistics?
Country GR Flag