How Old Do You Need to Be to Drink in Greece?

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The minimum legal drinking age in Greece as of 2010 was 18 years old when the alcohol is purchased in a place of on-premise consumption, such as a pub or restaurant,. according to If purchasing alcohol from a place of off-premise consumption, then there is no alcohol age limit.

Greek Landscapes explains that drinking in moderation is an essential part of Greek socialization and culture. Alcohol can be found at the majority of family dinners, where even children will partake in small sips. During holidays and special occasions, alcohol consumption increases and is gradually served from midmorning to night.