4/16 August 1834. The Regency of Greece orders the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to immediately submit proposals for the establishment of a Consulate in Lisbon.
28 September / 10 October 1834. Decree appointing Colonel Antonio Almeida to the position of Consul in Lisbon. In the nomination Decree, the Regency also wishes to confirm that the Portuguese Royal Court does not oppose to the nomination and, therefore, instructs the Greek Embassy in London to contact the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and submit the question, as there were no direct diplomatic relations between the two States. Almeida never went to Lisbon to assume his duties. His nomination was revoked in May 1835.
Antonio Almeida was a Portuguese philhellene who had come to Greece in March 1826 to voluntarily fight; he participated, inter alia, in the Battle of Mehmetaga in July 1826, the military campaign of Piraeus with G. Karaiskakis in 1827 and the war campaign of Chios in the same year. He remained in Greece after the end of the Revolution.
Antonio Almeida (1784-1847)
Source: National Historical Museum, Athens
14 November 1834. Letter from Queen Maria of Portugal to King Othon of Greece, in which she expresses her satisfaction for the latter’s ascension to the Greek throne, thereby recognizing him and Greek independence.
10/22 July 1835. Decree appointing Sebastian Angelo Costa to the position of Greek Consul in Lisbon.
13/25 June 1837. Greek Ambassador in Madrid Andreas Metaxas is also appointed Ambassador in Lisbon by Royal Decree.
24 November 1838. Greek Ambassador in Madrid and Lisbon Α. Metaxas informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Portuguese Government, without publicly announcing it, issued a Decree in 5 January 1837 appointing David Pacifico as Consul General of Portugal in Athens.
[22 March] 3 April 1839. The first Consul General of Portugal in Athens, David Pacifico, informs Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs K. Zografos of his arrival in Piraeus.