The Embassy of Greece in Berlin
Address: Hiroshimastr. 11-15, 10785 Berlin
Tel.: (+) 49 30 208 387 220
Amb. Maria Marinaki
Maria Marinaki has been serving the Hellenic Republic as Ambassador to Germany since 2015.
Marinaki has graduated from the University of Athens with a law degree in 1980. She immediately began her work as Embassy Attaché at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was later promoted to third, then second Embassy Secretary in the Political Affairs Unit in Thessaloniki of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She participated in the HHHUmphrey Fellowship in Boston, Massachusetts at the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy with parallel registration at Harvard Law School and JFK School of Government, then became the First Embassy Secretary of Unit A7 for United Nations of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987.
She returned to the USA as Counselor to the Greek Embassy in Washington DC between 1988 and 1992. As her first assignment in Berlin, Marinaki was the Consul General of Greece in Berlin from 1995 to 1999. After serving as the Deputy Head of Unit A3 for Southeast Europe of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2000, and the Head of Unit G4 for Justice, Home Affairs & Schengen of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs & National Coordinator for all sector ministries at the JHA ministerial conferences and SCIFA/CATS/VISA/SCHEVAL Council WGs, she was promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary in 2002. From 2007, she was the Permanent Representative of Greece to the OSCE in Vienna, Austria. In 2009, Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council during the Greek Presidency, as well as Representative of Greece to the OSCE Troika of Presidencies. She transferred in 2011 to the European External Action Service in Brussels, Belgium as Temporary Agent, while serving as Executive Director at the European External Action Service for United Nations/International Organizations, Human Rights and Global Issues. She was promoted to the rank of Ambassador in 2015. Until 2020, she was a Principal Adviser to the European External Action Service on Gender/UNSCR 1325 for Women, Peace and Security and Coordinator for EU Strategies on Gender.
Beside her mother tongue, the Greek Ambassador speaks English, French and German.
The consular department of the Embassy provides consular assistance to Greek citizens in Germany. However the consular department offers services for visitors from Germany to Greece as well as for Greece citizens in Germany.
Generally, the services include visa applications, passport renewal, registration of marriage, legalization of documents, birth of a child, questions of nationality, etc.
In addition to the embassy in Berlin, Greece has 5 other representations in Germany, including consulates in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart. The embassy in Berlin is one of 265 diplomatic and consular missions of Greece in the world.