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Greece is famous for its ancient history and rich cultural heritage. The country first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 but until the country won in 2005, it had only finished in the top 5 on 4 occasions. Greece hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has never finished last in the competition.

When it comes to success in the Eurovision Song Contest, Greece has had mixed results. While the country didn't set the scoreboard alight when it made its Eurovision debut in the 1970s, it achieved consistent results over the decades and to date, has never finished last in the contest.

The turn of the century saw a change in strategy for Greece; the country experimented with different styles of music and different language combinations. Their secret combination worked and in 2005 Helena Paparizou stole the show in Kyiv with My Number One, taking the contest to Greece for the first time ever. From that point, until 2012, Greece placed consistently inside the top 10, a substantial outcome given the rapid expansion of the contest over the years.


Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Liverpool 2023
What They Say
Turin 2022
Die Together
Semi-Final
3rd - 211 points
Grand Final
8th - 215 points
Rotterdam 2021
Last Dance
Semi-Final
6th - 184 points
Grand Final
10th - 170 points
Rotterdam 2020
SUPERG!RL
Tel Aviv 2019
Better Love
Semi-Final
5th - 185 points
Grand Final
21st - 74 points
Lisbon 2018
Oniro Mou
Semi-Final
14th - 81 points
Kyiv 2017
This is Love
Semi-Final
10th - 115 points
Grand Final
19th - 77 points
Stockholm 2016
Utopian Land
Semi-Final
16th - 44 points
Vienna 2015
One Last Breath
Semi-Final
6th - 81 points
Grand Final
19th - 23 points
Copenhagen 2014
Rise Up
Semi-Final
7th - 74 points
Grand Final
20th - 35 points
Malmö 2013
Alcohol Is Free
Semi-Final
2nd - 121 points
Grand Final
6th - 152 points
Baku 2012
Aphrodisiac
Semi-Final
4th - 116 points
Grand Final
17th - 64 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Watch My Dance
Semi-Final
1st - 133 points
Grand Final
7th - 120 points
Oslo 2010
OPA
Semi-Final
2nd - 133 points
Grand Final
8th - 140 points
Moscow 2009
This Is Our Night
Semi-Final
4th - 110 points
Grand Final
7th - 120 points
Belgrade 2008
Secret Combination
Semi-Final
1st - 156 points
Grand Final
3rd - 218 points
Helsinki 2007
Yassou Maria
Grand Final
7th - 139 points
Athens 2006
Everything
Grand Final
9th - 128 points
Kyiv 2005
My Number One
Grand Final
1st - 230 points
Istanbul 2004
Shake It
Semi-Final
3rd - 238 points
Grand Final
3rd - 252 points
Riga 2003
Never Let You Go
Grand Final
17th - 25 points
Tallinn 2002
S.A.G.A.P.O.
Grand Final
17th - 27 points
Copenhagen 2001
Die For You
Grand Final
3rd - 147 points
Birmingham 1998
Mia Krifi Evaisthissia
Grand Final
20th - 12 points
Dublin 1997
Horepse
Grand Final
12th - 39 points
Oslo 1996
Emis Forame To Himona Anixiatika
Grand Final
14th - 36 points
Dublin 1995
Pia Prossefchi
Grand Final
12th - 68 points
Dublin 1994
To Trehantiri (diri Diri)
Grand Final
14th - 44 points
Millstreet 1993
Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos
Grand Final
9th - 64 points
Malmö 1992
Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida
Grand Final
5th - 94 points
Rome 1991
I Anixi
Grand Final
13th - 36 points
Zagreb 1990
Horis Skopo
Grand Final
19th - 11 points
Lausanne 1989
To Diko Sou Asteri
Grand Final
9th - 56 points
Dublin 1988
Kloun
Grand Final
17th - 10 points
Brussels 1987
Stop!
Grand Final
10th - 64 points
Gothenburg 1985
Miazoume
Grand Final
16th - 15 points
Munich 1983
Mou Les
Grand Final
14th - 32 points
Dublin 1981
Feggari Kalokerino
Grand Final
8th - 55 points
The Hague 1980
Autostop
Grand Final
13th - 30 points
Jerusalem 1979
Socrates
Grand Final
8th - 69 points
Paris 1978
Charlie Chaplin
Grand Final
8th - 66 points
London 1977
Mathema Solfege
Grand Final
5th - 92 points
The Hague 1976
Panaghia Mou, Panaghia Mou
Grand Final
13th - 20 points
Brighton 1974
Krassi, Thalassa Ke T'agori Mou
Grand Final
11th - 7 points