Approximately 99 percent of the people in Greece speak Greek. However, people in Greece start learning English in the third grade, therefore most Greeks who are under 40 are also fluent in English. Other languages that Greeks frequently learn include French, Spanish and Italian.
Visitors who speak English should not experience a language barrier, but learning the letters of the Greek alphabet is useful. In addition, a Greek Sign Language also exists and is the official language in Greece of the deaf community. Some minority languages are also spoken in Greece, such as Albanian, Armenian and Turkish to name a few.