|Flag of Greece|
|Adopted||December 22, 1978 |
The flag of Greece consists of nine equal horizontal stripes alternating blue and white with a square canton the width of five stripes with a white cross with a thickness of one stripe.
The nine stripes represent the nine syllables in the Greek phrase "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" (Greeklish: Eleutheria è Thanatos, English: Liberty or Death) , the motto of the 19th-century Hellenic Revolution against the Ottoman Empire. The cross was also a symbol of the revolution. The blue and white represent the Hellenic Sea.