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 162 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 69 people have been killed and 18 injured.

In 1 incedents a total of 1 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Greece

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Government58050
Private citizens296610
Business28041
Police22170
Journalists & Media10010
Political parties6210
Religious institutions4000
Transportation2000
Educational institution2000
Airports & Aircraft16600


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Attica1272131
Central Macedonia15040
Peloponnese4010
Thessaly4000
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace4000
Western Greece2000
Crete2000
Central Greece2100
North Aegean1000


Terrorist organisations in Greece

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire6010
Informal Anarchist Federation5000
Group of Popular Fighters4000
Overall Deniers of Joining the Existing3000
Zero Tolerance3000
Organization for Revolutionary Self Defense3010
International Revolutionary Front2000
Revolutionary Struggle2000
Urban Guerrilla War1000
Proletarian Assault Group1000
Unrepentant Anarchists1000


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.