Embassy of the United Kingdom in Athens


The British Embassy in Greece is a bilateral mission in Athens and promotes British interests in Greece. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Greece. The British Embassy in Athens is headed by Mr Simon L Gass - Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Greece.


British Embassy in Athens, Greece 1 Ploutarchou Street 106 75 Athens Greece


(+30) 210 727 2600


(+30) 210 727 2723






Mr Simon L Gass - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 0830-1500

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Greece require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Athens you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Athens before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.british-embassy.gr ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+30) 210 727 2600 or email information.athens@fco.gov.uk

Consulates of the United Kingdom in Greece

Next to the embassy in Athens there could be additional British consulates located in Greece.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in Greece.

British Consulates in Greece

Next to the embassy in Athens, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: Corfu, Heraklion, Hermoupolis, Kos, Patras, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and Zakynthos

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Athens offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Greece to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in Greece. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.