Is English spoken in Greece ?

Update:

I’m thinking about traveling to Athens in a few years for vacation. Will the tour guid(s) know any English ? 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Back in the day no because you know why but now yes because the English is almost taught in every school as a second language. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, English is spoken in most parts of the world frequented by English-speaking tourists.   Locals know that English speakers are very lazy about learning languages.

  • 5 months ago

    Yes, in greece they speak english, not in every village but in the big Cities. 

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    NO only sign language. You Vlaka!

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  • Nswegr
    Lv 4
    8 months ago

    If you visit a tourist spot (islands or big cities in the mainland), there are high chances that people will be able to speak English

  • Orla C
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It's not the main official language, but you'll find that lots of Greeks can speak reasonable English.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Tour guides usually know at least some depending on what language(s) they specialize in. 

    Whether if enough to answer questions & provide relevant, useful info remains to be seen. 

    Try learning at least a few words / phrases so you are not completely dependent on them: Americans have a questionable enough reputation around the world & trump isn't helping.

    Source(s): I know basic Greek thanks to friends in college, but my primary languages are French and Spanish.
  • 8 months ago

    In the tourist areas, some people will speak English especially tourist guides.

  • 8 months ago

    Many Greek people will speak English, especially in touristy areas, but it's not spoken by everyone.

  • 8 months ago

    Greeks Speak Greek - And English

    But since all schoolchildren start learning English in the third grade, most Greeks under 40 will also know English. Those in the tourist industry, especially in the locations favored by foreign tourists, usually have a good command of English as well as a few other languages

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