Terrorism in Greece

The risk of terrorist attacks in Greece over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 183 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 69 people have been killed and 22 injured.

In 2 incedents a total of 2 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Greece

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Government60060
Private citizens396630
Business32042
Police27180
Journalists & Media12020
Political parties5210
Educational institution5000
Religious institutions4000
Airports & Aircraft16600
NGO1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Attica1432172
Central Macedonia21040
Thessaly4000
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace4000
Peloponnese3000
Crete2000
Central Greece2100
Western Greece1000
North Aegean1000
Macedonia1010


Terrorist organisations in Greece

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire8040
Group of Popular Fighters6000
Organization for Revolutionary Self Defense5020
Informal Anarchist Federation4000
Overall Deniers of Joining the Existing3000
Crypteia3000
Zero Tolerance3000
Minorities of Metropolitan Attacks2010
Revolutionary Struggle2000
Neo-Fascists2020
Apella1000


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.