Greek National Anthem Lyrics

“Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían” is the national anthem of Greece and the Greek national anthem lyrics were written by Dionýsios Solomós and the music to the Greek national anthem was composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Greece

“Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Greece in the year of 1865.


Greek National Anthem Lyrics in Greek (Greek Script)

Σε γνωρίζω από την κόψη
του σπαθιού την τρομερή,
σε γνωρίζω από την όψη
που με βιά μετράει την γη.

Απ’ τα κόκκαλα βγαλμένη
των Ελλήνων τα ιερά,
και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!
και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!
και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!

Greek National Anthem Lyrics in Greek (Romanization)


Se gnorizo apo tin kopsi
tou spathiou tin tromeri,
se gnorízo apo tin opsi,
pou me via metrai tin gi.

Ap’ ta kokkala vgalmeni
ton Ellinon ta iera,
kai san prota andriomeni,
chere, o chere, Eleftheria!
kai san prota andriomeni,
chere, o chere, Eleftheria!
kai san prota andriomeni,
chere, o chere, Eleftheria!

Greek National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

I shall always recognise you
By the dreadful sword you hold,
As the earth, with searching vision,
You survey, with spirit bold.

‘Twas the Greeks of old whose dying
Brought to birth our spirit free.
Now, with ancient valour rising,
Let us hail you, oh Liberty!
Now, with ancient valour rising,
Let us hail you, oh Liberty!
Now, with ancient valour rising,
Let us hail you, oh Liberty!

Greek National Anthem Lyrics

When is Greek National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Greece is normally played or performed during national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Greece. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in Greece, typically marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Greece is also typically carried out in worldwide sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Greek National Anthem in Greece?

The national anthem of Greece, like other national symbols of Greece, embodies the tradition, past history, and beliefs of Greece and its individuals. It assists evoke feelings of patriotism among the Greek individuals and reminds them of their Greece’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also helps join the residents of Greece by one single track or music. During the performance of the Greek national anthem, residents of Greece, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with great commitment.

Sports males and females from Greece also feel a fantastic moment of delight when they receive a medal at an international sporting event while Greece’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Greece in schools learn to respect their nation and develop a sense of unity among themselves.