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Ancient Greek Theaters Honored in New Postage Stamp Series

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) recently revealed a new series of commemorative stamps which showcase both the famous and the lesser-known ancient Greek theaters in the region of Epirus. ''Greece’s ancient theaters are magnificent silent witnesses of the spirit of our...

Greek Post to Charge 15 Euros For Parcels Sent From Non-EU Countries

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) announced last week that it has began charging at least 15 euros for each parcel with a customs declaration received from a non-European Union country. This new decision will hit customers who buy electronically from countries...

Greek Postal Service Has Santa's Helpers Answer Children's Letters

For the past 27 years, the Hellenic Post (ELTA) has offered a special service to children who send letters to Santa Claus: the kids get a reply letter from "Santa's helpers", telling them that their letter has been forwarded...

Parcel-Bomb Addressed to Milan Rating Agency Intercepted in Athens, Greek Police Say

The Greek counter-terrorism service in Athens was responsible for the interception of a parcel bomb reported in the Sunday issue of the Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera", according to sources on the Greek police force. The package addressed to a...

5 Greeks Abroad Honored by Hellenic Post With Stamps

Five distinguished Greek personalities living abroad will be honored with a commemorative series of stamps. An event will be held on September 1 at the Acropolis Museum to inaugurate the collection following the choice of personalities by the International Foundation of...

Greek Post Office Issues 'El Greco' Stamps

Hellenic Post (ELTA) announced on Tuesday the issuing of a collectible stamps edition to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Domenicus Theotokopoulos, the master painter of the Spanish Renaissance who was also known as 'El Greco.' The El Greco stamps and...

Hellenic Post Launches Delivery Service

“The postman always rings twice,” once for handing over letters and once… for handing over your medicine or your clean clothes. This will be common practice in Greece at least, according to the CEO of Hellenic Post (ELTA), Kostis Melachrinos. From...

Postage Stamps of Mt. Athos Presented

Greek postage stamps issued from 1927 until today which depict images of Mount Athos were presented at a special event organized by the Hellenic Post and the Holy Community of Mount Athos at the Old Parliament. On the occasion of...

Hellenic Post Celebrates 185th Anniversary

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) celebrates 185 years of its existence, since September 24, 1828, the day that Greece’s first Governor, Ioannis Kapodistrias, signed the resolution that founded the General Post. With the same resolution, the first five central posts were...

Six Greek Diaspora Personalities on Postal Stamps

The International Foundation for Greece honored six distinguished living personalities of the Greek Diaspora at the Acropolis Museum on September 16, in the presence of the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras. In this framework, the Hellenic Post presented at the...