The flag of Greece is a symbol rich in historical significance and national pride. Its design, comprising nine horizontal stripes alternating in blue and white, evokes the essence of Greek identity and resilience. Blue, representing the endless expanse of the sea and sky, resonates deeply with Greece’s maritime heritage and natural beauty. The white stripes embody the purity of the Greek struggle for independence. They symbolize the nation’s unwavering commitment to freedom and sovereignty.
Positioned in the top left corner is a blue square. It proudly showcases a white cross, symbolizing the Greek Orthodox Church. The nine stripes symbolize the indomitable spirit of the Greek War of Independence. They echo the nine syllables of “Eleftheria i thanatos” (Freedom or Death).