Greek voice-over production made simple
As an established Greek voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Greek Voice-Over Service and Greek Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Greek voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Greek voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Greek voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Greek voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Greek audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Greek voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email email@example.com or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Greek language
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It has 34 centuries of documented history – the longest of any of the Indo-European languages. This incredibly long development of the language, leading up to the modern version spoken today, is generally split into six periods:
- Proto-Greek – from the 3rd millennium BC – spoken by early settlers of the Greek peninsula.
- Mycenaean Greek – from the 15th century BC – spoken by the Mycenaean civilisation. Records dating from this time are written on stone tablets using a syllabic script (called Linear B).
- Ancient Greek – from the 9th century BC – used in the Archaic and Classical periods of ancient Greek civilisation, and later throughout the Roman Empire.
- Koine or Hellenistic Greek – from the 3rd century BC – the first common Greek dialect, spread throughout the Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa by the armies of Alexander the Great.
- Medieval or Byzantine Greek – up to the 15th century AD – a continuation of Koine Greek used throughout the Byzantine Empire.
- Modern Greek – up to present day – a continuation of Medieval Greek. As well as Standard Modern Greek, which is based largely on the Peloponnesian dialect, there are several Greek dialects spoken today.
Which countries have Greek as a national language?
Greek is the official language of Greece and Cyprus (nominally along with Turkish). It is a recognised minority language in Albania, Armenia, Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and parts of Italy. It is one of the official languages of the European Union.
How many people speak Greek as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 13 million people speak Greek, mainly in Greece, Albania and Cyprus. There are significant Greek-speaking communities in Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Did you know…
- The Greek alphabet has been used from around 750 BC. It was developed from the Canaanite/Phoenician alphabet and some of the meanings of the letter names derive from Canaanite (eg alpha from aleph, which means ox, and beta from beth, which means house).
- Different versions of the alphabet were used in different cities. These are divided into three groups – green, blue and red. The blue group developed into the modern Greek alphabet, while the red group developed into the Etruscan and then the Latin alphabet.
- Koine Greek is also sometimes called New Testament Greek, as this was the original language in which the New Testament was written.
- It is estimated that around 12% of the English vocabulary (over 50,000 words) is derived from Greek. Greek roots have continued to be used in coining new words, for example photography, biomechanics.
The Greek economy
Greece’s economy is the 42nd largest in the world in terms of GDP, and the 45th largest in terms of purchasing power parity. In 2013 Greece had the 13th largest economy out of 28 in the European Union, and the largest economy in the Balkans – larger than all the other Balkan economies combined.
The service sector accounts for around 80% of the Greek economy, and industry contributes 16%. Major industries include tourism and shipping; Greece is the sixteenth most visited country in the world, and the Greek Merchant Navy is the largest in the world.
Greece was a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and is a member of the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation. Greece formally joined the European Union in 1981, and adopted the euro in 2001.