Embassy of Greece, Washington, D.C.


The Embassy of Greece in Washington, D.C. is the Hellenic Republic's diplomatic mission to the United States. It is located at 2217 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. in the Embassy Row neighborhood, near Sheridan Circle.[2] The Embassy complex consists of three buildings.[3] The current ambassador is Haris Lalacos.

Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Washington, D.C.
The building of the Embassy of Greece at 2217 Massachusetts Avenue.
LocationEmbassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Address2217 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.[1]
Coordinates38°54′44″N 77°02′59″W
AmbassadorHaris Lalacos
WebsiteOffice website

History


After the War of Independence, which started in 1821, Greece was declared an independent state but it was not until 3 February 1830 that the Independence was recognized by the Great Powers with the signing of the Protocol of London. On 7 May 1832 Otto of Greece arrived in Nafplion and Greece became a Kingdom. The United States, however, recognized the Greek state only in 1833. In December 1837 a commercial treaty was signed, which regulated trade between the two countries. The first Greek consulate to be established was that of New Orleans, in 1866. Records indicate that Nicolas Benachi was the first Greek consul in New Orleans. In 1867, Demetrios Nicholas Botassis was named Consul General of Greece in New York City.

Former Ambassadors


  • December 23, 1907 Lampros Koromilas, Minister Resident
  • July 29, 1909 Lampros Koromilas
  • March 13, 1913 A. Vouros, Charge d'Affaires
  • August 17, 1914 A. Schliemann
  • December 7, 1914 A. Vouros, Charge d’Affaires a.i.
  • September 21, 1917 Georgios Rossos
  • October 25, 1920 Georgios Drakopoulos, in charge of Legation
  • December 15, 1920 Georgios Drakopoulos Charge d’Affaires a.i.
  • January 11, 1923 M. Tsamados, Charge d’Affaires a.i.
  • May 22, 1924 C. Diamantopoulos, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
  • June 30, 1924 Vasileios Mammonos, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
  • August 21, 1924 Konstantinos D. Xanthopoulos, Charge d’Affaires a.i.
  • December 12, 1924 Charalambos Simopoulos
  • April 26, 1935 Dimitrios Sikelianos
  • February 7, 1940 Kimon Diamantopoulos
Legation raised to Embassy
  • October 6, 1942 Kimon Diamantopoulos
  • December 6, 1946 Pavlos Oikonomou-Gouras, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
  • June 3, 1947 Vasileios Dendramis
  • December 8, 1954 Athanasios Politis
  • October 6, 1958 Alexis Liatis
  • February 13, 1962 Alexandros Matsas
  • September 20, 1967 Christos Palamas
  • November 13, 1969 Basil Vitsaksis
  • December 1, 1972 Ioannis Argyrios Sorokos
  • February 27, 1974 Konstantinos Panagiotakos
  • September 3, 1974 Menelaos Alexandrakis
  • August 16, 1979 Alexandros A. Koundouriotis, Charge d’Affaires ad interim
  • September 4, 1979 John A. Tzounis
  • December 15, 1981 Georgios Sioris, Charge d’Affaires ad interim
  • January 13, 1982 Nikolaos Karandreas
  • September 10, 1983 Georgios Sioris, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
  • September 19, 1983 Georgios Papoulias
  • September 21, 1989 Christos Zacharakis
  • June 15, 1993 Loukas Tsilas
  • July 6, 1998 Alexander Philon
  • July 2, 2002 Georgios Savvaidis[4]
Diplomatic agrément Diplomatic accreditation ambassador
September 29, 2005 October 3, 2005 Alexandros Mallias
June 24, 2009 July 20, 2009 Vassilis Kaskarelis
September 17, 2012 September 19, 2012 Christos Panagopoulos
June 2016 Haris Lalacos[5]

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Consulates


The Embassy is also responsible for other eight Greek diplomatic missions (six consulates-general and two consulates) throughout the United States, each one responsible for certain states:

See also


References


  1. Owing three separate buildings, several of the embassy's sections are located in different addresses; 2211, 2217, 2228 Massachusetts Avenue are the other addresses
  2. http://www.embassy.org/embassies/gr.html
  3. History of the Embassy
  4. Former Greek Ambassadors
  5. Haris Lalacos, cv
  6. Chief of Protocol, Diplomatic Representation for Hellenic Republic
  7. General Consulates in the United States
  8. Consulates in the United States