Doing business in Greece

Parthenon Athens Greece

If you want to do business successfully in Greece, we will be happy to help you.

If you want to do business with companies from another country, it’s important to be able to adapt to the customs and attitudes which apply there. The slightest nuances in your behaviour can make or break your business success. In this article, we give you some tips for doing business in Greece.

Greeting

People in Greece are used to greeting each other with a firm handshake and it is also expected when you take your leave. Be consistent in this, even if you come across the same business acquaintance several times on the same day. Try not to get to the point straightaway. Begin with a relaxed conversation about things in general and show interest in your business contact’s personal life.

Gifts

Business gifts are not a requirement in Greece. If you are invited to the home of a business associate, however, a gift will be greatly appreciated. A typically British gift would do very well, for instance, but chocolates or flowers are also always appreciated.

Language

Old stone wall with Greek writing

Language is considered very important in Greece. People will think it’s fantastic if you can speak some Greek, even if it’s just a few words. You will make a lasting impression if you do and it could be precisely the thing that wins over a potential client.

Of course, we will be glad to assist you with the translation of all the necessary business texts in order to ensure smooth communications. Our translators are always native speakers of the target languages and know just the right tone to adopt. Furthermore, we can also help you with every specialisation. Whether it is legal, technical, medical, or marketing texts that you want translated, we can find the right translation specialist for you. Feel free to get in touch with our project managers for more information. You can also request a no-obligation quotation from our agency right away by emailing the document or documents that you want translating.

2016-09-28T08:27:15.2595451Z

Mariana Mellor
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