Business & Economy of Greece
The Port of Piraeus. The city is the commercial hub of Greek shipping and the largest shipping center in the country.
Image: Nikolaos Diakidis
Economy of Greece
Greece has a market-oriented economy based on services (68%), industry (15%), manufacturing (10%), and agriculture (4%) to the country's GDP in 2017. Of the services, tourism accounts for about 18% of national economic output and employs more than 900,000 people, accounting for one-fifth of the workforce. Merchant shipping is the country's most important industry worth $21.9 billion in 2018. Greek companies control 23.2% of the world's total merchant fleet.
Of the six Greek companies with the highest revenues, five are banks, and the other is an oil company.
Bank of Greece
Greece Central Bank.
Greek multinational financial services company with headquarters in Athens.
National Bank of Greece (NBG)
Greek's second-largest commercial bank by total revenue.
Athens Stock Exchange
The stock exchange of Greece.
Other Greek Brands
A greek-based company that designs and manufactures jewelry, watches, accessories, and giftware.
The largest hotel chain in Greece.
"the green side of soft drinks"
Aegean Airlines is the largest airline in Greece, based in Kifisia; its hub is at Athens-Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
Greek airline based in Thessaloniki with its hub at Thessaloniki Airport.
Greek regional airline based in Athens, a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines.
Greek domestic airline based in Heraklion and operating out of Heraklion airport.
Arrivals/departures and airport information
Athens International Airport
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.
Official website of Thessaloniki Airport.
Rhodes International Airport
The island of Rhodes airport.
Aegean Speed Lines
Greek ferry company operating fast ferries between Piraeus and the Cyclades island group.
ANEK Lines operates high-speed ferry services from Italy to Greece.
Blue Star Ferries
Blue star ferries is the biggest ferry company in Greece; it provides ferry services from the Greek mainland to the Aegean Islands.
A Greek shipping company that operates passenger and freight ferry services in the Aegean and the Adriatic Sea.
Ferry services between the ports of Piraeus (Athens), Heraklion (Crete), Corfu, Igoumenitsa, and Patras.
Hellenic Railways OSE
Official site of the Hellenic Railways Organisation.