The Greek flag, also called the galanolefki
or the kianolefki
, the “blue-white,” was adopted in 1978, although the colors and general pattern have been in use since 1822. The colors are interpreted in many ways and may represent the Greek sky and sea or traditional colors of Greek clothes. The cross in the canton represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity. The 9 stripes represent each letter of the Greek word for freedom. They can also be tied to the 9 muses.
This flag is made from durable 200-Denier nylon that has been treated to resist fading. The flag is finished with a 3 in., flannel-lined pole hem with Velcro tabs for hanging. Its image is dyed, single-sided, and reversed on the back. This flag is suitable for indoor or parade use.
This flag is used by Greece’s government and displayed at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
Please Note: This flag is made to order. Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipping.