The first Greek flag was made on the island of Skiathos at the Holy Monastery of Evangelistria in the year 1807.
It was made on a loom and had a white cross woven across it against a light blue background.
The flag was first raised in on the island of Skiathos on September, 1807 after the Armatoloi from Olympus landed on the island’s shores with 70 cruisers following the completion of the Treaty of Tilsit between Russia and Turkey.
They took down the Russian flag and raised the Greek flag.
Many of the well-known Greek fighters of the 1821 Revolution played a big role in how the first official Greek flag came to be created at Evangelistria.