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Hi,

What is the exact difference between:

καλή τύχη

καλή επιτυχία

καλή ευτυχία

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Hello

τύχη = luck

καλή τύχη = good luck, good fortune

ex: Καλή τύχη στη νέα σου δουλειά = good luck with your new job.
Καλή τύχη στη συνέντευξη = good luck with your interview

Για καλή του τύχη δεν τον είδε ο αστυνόμος = Luckily for him, the policeman did not see him.

Είχε πολύ καλή τύχη και κέρδισε το λαχείο = He had a very good fortune, he won the lottery.

επιτυχία = success

καλή επιτυχία = good luck, I wish you to have success

ex: Καλή επιτυχία στη νέα σου δουλειά = good luck with your new job, I wish you to have success at your new job.
Καλή επιτυχία στη συνέντευξη = good luck with your interview, I wish you to have success at the interview.

ευτυχία = happiness

We do not use the phrase "καλή ευτυχία".

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vasiliki Baskou, Instructor/Director, https://learn-greek-online.com.

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If I look at the two examples (job and interview), what is the difference between them?

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There is not difference in the use of the phrases, I have edited the answer to show this.
So as a wish, the two are the same / interchangeable?
In the case of the job/interview, yes, they are interchangeable.  In other cases there can be a small difference.  For example when buying a lottery ticket you would rather say "καλή τύχη" (good luck) and not "καλή επιτυχία" (good success).  Lottery is pure luck.
Is it safe to say that τύχη is more generally speaking and επιτυχία more specifically?
yes, you can say this.
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