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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 five on four 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. Whilst the country didn't exactly 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 ten which was no mean feat given the rapid expansion of the contest over the years.
Since the semi-finals were introduced Greece has only once failed to qualify for the Grand Final, in 2016.

The basics

Full country name
Hellenic Republic
Capital
Athens

Facts

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Brighton 1974MarinellaKrassi, Thalassa Ke T'agori Mou711
The Hague 1976Mariza KochPanaghia Mou, Panaghia Mou2013
London 1977Pascalis, Marianna, Robert and BessyMathema Solfege925
Paris 1978Tania TsanaklidouCharlie Chaplin668
Jerusalem 1979ElpidaSocrates698
The Hague 1980Anna Vishy and the EpikouriAutostop3013
Dublin 1981Yiannis DimitrasFeggari Kalokerino558
Munich 1983Christie StassinopoulouMou Les3214
Gothenburg 1985Takis BiniarisMiazoume1516
Brussels 1987BangStop!6410
Dublin 1988Aphroditi FrydaKloun1017
Lausanne 1989MariannaTo Diko Sou Asteri569
Zagreb 1990Christos Callow and WaveHoris Skopo1119
Rome 1991Sofia VossouI Anixi3613
Malmö 1992CleopatraOlou Tou Kosmou I Elpida945
Millstreet 1993Kaiti GarbiEllada, Hora Tou Fotos649
Dublin 1994Costas Bigalis and the Sea LoversTo Trehantiri (diri Diri)4414
Dublin 1995Elina ConstantopoulouPia Prossefchi6812
Oslo 1996Marianna EfstratiouEmis Forame To Himona Anixiatika3614
Dublin 1997Marianna ZorbaHorepse3912
Birmingham 1998Dionysia and Thalassa groupMia Krifi Evaisthissia1220
Copenhagen 2001AntiqueDie For You1473
Tallinn 2002Michalis RakintzisS.A.G.A.P.O.2717
Riga 2003MandoNever Let You Go2517
Istanbul 2004Sakis RouvasShake It
Grand Final2523
Semi-Final2383
Kyiv 2005Helena PaparizouMy Number One
Grand Final2301
Athens 2006Anna VissiEverything
Grand Final1289
Helsinki 2007SarbelYassou Maria
Grand Final1397
Belgrade 2008KalomiraSecret Combination
First Semi-Final1561
Grand Final2183
Moscow 2009Sakis RouvasThis Is Our Night
Second Semi-Final1104
Grand Final1207
Oslo 2010Giorgos Alkaios & FriendsOPA
Grand Final1408
First Semi-Final1332
Düsseldorf 2011Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo MikeWatch My Dance
First Semi-Final1331
Grand Final1207
Baku 2012Eleftheria EleftheriouAphrodisiac
First Semi-Final1164
Grand Final6417
Malmö 2013Koza Mostra feat. Agathon IakovidisAlcohol Is Free
Grand Final1526
Second Semi-Final1212
Copenhagen 2014Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKiddRise Up
Second Semi-Final747
Grand Final3520
Vienna 2015Maria Elena KyriakouOne Last Breath
First Semi-Final816
Grand Final2319
Stockholm 2016ArgoUtopian Land
First Semi-Final4416
Kyiv 2017DemyThis is Love
First Semi-Final11510
Grand Final7719
Lisbon 2018Yianna TerziOniro Mou
First Semi-Final8114

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 five on four 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. Whilst the country didn't exactly 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 ten which was no mean feat given the rapid expansion of the contest over the years.
Since the semi-finals were introduced Greece has only once failed to qualify for the Grand Final, in 2016.

The basics

Full country name
Hellenic Republic
Capital
Athens

Facts

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Brighton 1974MarinellaKrassi, Thalassa Ke T'agori Mou711
The Hague 1976Mariza KochPanaghia Mou, Panaghia Mou2013
London 1977Pascalis, Marianna, Robert and BessyMathema Solfege925
Paris 1978Tania TsanaklidouCharlie Chaplin668
Jerusalem 1979ElpidaSocrates698
The Hague 1980Anna Vishy and the EpikouriAutostop3013
Dublin 1981Yiannis DimitrasFeggari Kalokerino558
Munich 1983Christie StassinopoulouMou Les3214
Gothenburg 1985Takis BiniarisMiazoume1516
Brussels 1987BangStop!6410
Dublin 1988Aphroditi FrydaKloun1017
Lausanne 1989MariannaTo Diko Sou Asteri569
Zagreb 1990Christos Callow and WaveHoris Skopo1119
Rome 1991Sofia VossouI Anixi3613
Malmö 1992CleopatraOlou Tou Kosmou I Elpida945
Millstreet 1993Kaiti GarbiEllada, Hora Tou Fotos649
Dublin 1994Costas Bigalis and the Sea LoversTo Trehantiri (diri Diri)4414
Dublin 1995Elina ConstantopoulouPia Prossefchi6812
Oslo 1996Marianna EfstratiouEmis Forame To Himona Anixiatika3614
Dublin 1997Marianna ZorbaHorepse3912
Birmingham 1998Dionysia and Thalassa groupMia Krifi Evaisthissia1220
Copenhagen 2001AntiqueDie For You1473
Tallinn 2002Michalis RakintzisS.A.G.A.P.O.2717
Riga 2003MandoNever Let You Go2517
Istanbul 2004Sakis RouvasShake It
Grand Final2523
Semi-Final2383
Kyiv 2005Helena PaparizouMy Number One
Grand Final2301
Athens 2006Anna VissiEverything
Grand Final1289
Helsinki 2007SarbelYassou Maria
Grand Final1397
Belgrade 2008KalomiraSecret Combination
First Semi-Final1561
Grand Final2183
Moscow 2009Sakis RouvasThis Is Our Night
Second Semi-Final1104
Grand Final1207
Oslo 2010Giorgos Alkaios & FriendsOPA
Grand Final1408
First Semi-Final1332
Düsseldorf 2011Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo MikeWatch My Dance
First Semi-Final1331
Grand Final1207
Baku 2012Eleftheria EleftheriouAphrodisiac
First Semi-Final1164
Grand Final6417
Malmö 2013Koza Mostra feat. Agathon IakovidisAlcohol Is Free
Grand Final1526
Second Semi-Final1212
Copenhagen 2014Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKiddRise Up
Second Semi-Final747
Grand Final3520
Vienna 2015Maria Elena KyriakouOne Last Breath
First Semi-Final816
Grand Final2319
Stockholm 2016ArgoUtopian Land
First Semi-Final4416
Kyiv 2017DemyThis is Love
First Semi-Final11510
Grand Final7719
Lisbon 2018Yianna TerziOniro Mou
First Semi-Final8114

The basics

Full country name
Hellenic Republic
Capital
Athens

Facts

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 five on four 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. Whilst the country didn't exactly 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 ten which was no mean feat given the rapid expansion of the contest over the years.
Since the semi-finals were introduced Greece has only once failed to qualify for the Grand Final, in 2016.

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Brighton 1974MarinellaKrassi, Thalassa Ke T'agori Mou711
The Hague 1976Mariza KochPanaghia Mou, Panaghia Mou2013
London 1977Pascalis, Marianna, Robert and BessyMathema Solfege925
Paris 1978Tania TsanaklidouCharlie Chaplin668
Jerusalem 1979ElpidaSocrates698
The Hague 1980Anna Vishy and the EpikouriAutostop3013
Dublin 1981Yiannis DimitrasFeggari Kalokerino558
Munich 1983Christie StassinopoulouMou Les3214
Gothenburg 1985Takis BiniarisMiazoume1516
Brussels 1987BangStop!6410
Dublin 1988Aphroditi FrydaKloun1017
Lausanne 1989MariannaTo Diko Sou Asteri569
Zagreb 1990Christos Callow and WaveHoris Skopo1119
Rome 1991Sofia VossouI Anixi3613
Malmö 1992CleopatraOlou Tou Kosmou I Elpida945
Millstreet 1993Kaiti GarbiEllada, Hora Tou Fotos649
Dublin 1994Costas Bigalis and the Sea LoversTo Trehantiri (diri Diri)4414
Dublin 1995Elina ConstantopoulouPia Prossefchi6812
Oslo 1996Marianna EfstratiouEmis Forame To Himona Anixiatika3614
Dublin 1997Marianna ZorbaHorepse3912
Birmingham 1998Dionysia and Thalassa groupMia Krifi Evaisthissia1220
Copenhagen 2001AntiqueDie For You1473
Tallinn 2002Michalis RakintzisS.A.G.A.P.O.2717
Riga 2003MandoNever Let You Go2517
Istanbul 2004Sakis RouvasShake It
Grand Final2523
Semi-Final2383
Kyiv 2005Helena PaparizouMy Number One
Grand Final2301
Athens 2006Anna VissiEverything
Grand Final1289
Helsinki 2007SarbelYassou Maria
Grand Final1397
Belgrade 2008KalomiraSecret Combination
First Semi-Final1561
Grand Final2183
Moscow 2009Sakis RouvasThis Is Our Night
Second Semi-Final1104
Grand Final1207
Oslo 2010Giorgos Alkaios & FriendsOPA
Grand Final1408
First Semi-Final1332
Düsseldorf 2011Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo MikeWatch My Dance
First Semi-Final1331
Grand Final1207
Baku 2012Eleftheria EleftheriouAphrodisiac
First Semi-Final1164
Grand Final6417
Malmö 2013Koza Mostra feat. Agathon IakovidisAlcohol Is Free
Grand Final1526
Second Semi-Final1212
Copenhagen 2014Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKiddRise Up
Second Semi-Final747
Grand Final3520
Vienna 2015Maria Elena KyriakouOne Last Breath
First Semi-Final816
Grand Final2319
Stockholm 2016ArgoUtopian Land
First Semi-Final4416
Kyiv 2017DemyThis is Love
First Semi-Final11510
Grand Final7719
Lisbon 2018Yianna TerziOniro Mou
First Semi-Final8114