Tough times see Greeks moving to former rival Turkey
25 March 2014 Last updated at 11:04 GMT
The people of Greece are celebrating 185 years since independence from the Turkish Ottoman empire.
However, for many Greek people it is not much of a holiday due to the turbulent economic times of recent years.
Many have moved abroad to find work - with some going to Turkey, despite the two nations' historic rivalry.
Selin Girit reports from Istanbul.