10.76 million (2017) 

Official language



Euro () 

Important Ministries

Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
Ministry of Culture and Sports
Hellenic Foundation for Culture (HFC) promotes Greek culture and language throughout the world. 

Official Statistics Office

Hellenic Statistical Authority  

Trade Associations

Association of Greek Publishers & Booksellers (ENELVI) 

Annual Book Fairs

Thessaloniki Book Fair (TBF) is held over 4 days in May. 

Translation Programmes

PHRASIS is a translation funding programme for Greek books, set up by the Ministry of Culture and run by the HFC.  

VAT on Books

6.5% for books and 23eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System



  • Greece publishing market profile 2008 [link to download/view] 
  • Book market statistics August 2017 [link to download/view] 
  • The Greek Book Market by former National Book Centre 2011 [link to download/view] 


Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: customerservices@britishcouncil.gr 
Tel: +30 210 369 2333

Department for International Trade
Email: trade.athens@fco.gov.uk 
Tel: +30 210 7272600

Book Distributors
Hellenic Distribution Agency +30 210 9954512, 9934501, 9919328