Armenians settled in Greece in the 5th-7th century. Today about 30,000 Armenians live in the country, most of whom are descendants of survivors of the Armenian Genocide.
Armenians are primarily based in Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis, Komotini, Kavala, Xanthi, Orestiada, and Didimotikho as well as on the islands of Crete and Kos. The Armenian-Greek community is represented by the rich diversity of Armenians involved in spiritual, cultural, social, and political life.
About forty Armenian organizations operate in Greece, including daily and Sunday schools, media, and cultural centers. The leading structures of the community are the National Prelacy and the National Board, where the National Prelacy represents the Armenian community before the state. A significant number of Armenians in Greece are artists, entrepreneurs, and doctors.
In 1996, the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide and in 2014, the parliament passed a law that criminalized the denial of genocides, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Making it criminal to deny the genocide of Greeks, Pontians, and Armenians.
In Greece, Armenians are considered a religious minority.
There are currently eleven Armenian Apostolic, one Armenian Catholic, and one Evangelical Church in Greece. The Armenian Dioceses of Etchmiadzin and Cilicia are active in the country with the dioceses of the churches located in Athens.