General information about shooting in Greece
Following the voting of the new Cinema Law in Greece (3905/23.12.2010) it is not required to obtain a general film permit for shooting in Greece. However, you need to contact the local authorities and receive an authorization from them, depending the location you are planning on shooting.
Furthermore, in order to shoot in archaeological sites, a special permit from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is required, while for aerial shots or ones that require the closing off of public places supplementary permits are required. We are at your disposal in the event you would like us to provide you with the relevant information on the basis of your script requirements, in the event you do not have a local producer.
The unit of currency is the Euro.
The taxation policy in force for services and goods, as in the entire European Union, is imposed through the VAT (Value Added Tax) which is generally 19% and is incorporated in the final price for goods and services. In the event the producer comes from a country outside the European Union, which has signed a bilateral agreement with Greece, he can claim a refund of the amount paid as VAT, or to agree to have the VAT deducted from the invoice the Greek company that has undertaken to service the production submits to him.