The United States appointed its first Consul to Greece in 1837, following Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire, and established diplomatic relations with Greece in 1868. After World War II, the United States contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild Greece’s buildings, agriculture, and industry as part of the Marshall Plan. Today, an estimated three million Americans resident in the United States claim Greek descent. This large, well-organized community cultivates close political and cultural ties with Greece.
Greece maintains an embassy in the United States at 2217 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008; tel: (202) 939-1300.
(Source: U.S. Relations with Greece Fact Sheet, Oct. 17, 2016)