GREEK POSTAL SERVICE

Easy postal rate calculator : ΕΛΤΑ now has a service in English, to calculate what postage you need. This app calculates the postal fees for individual Letter or Parcel dispatches. For bulk mail, special services or other postal or mail marketing services, you can download Pricelists but these are only available in Greek.(October 2014)

EASY POSTAGE CALCULATOR

There have been a lot of changes in the Greek Postal Sevice in recent years, and many of us have had problems with postal deliveries, especially from from outside Greece. Prompted by requests for help we have found some information on the Greek postal service, which may be useful for others - see below.(January 2014)

The Greek Postal service offers a number ways for SENDING mail, and they have a detailed webpage in English, explaining the options for both personal and business mail, as well as other services.

For INTERNATIONAL personal mail you can choose:-
International Priority Mail - They should be marked, in hand or with stickers, with either "PAR AVION", "BY AIR MAIL", "PRIORITAIRE" or "PRIORITY". Markings should where possible, be on the upper left corner. International Priority mail is normally delivered to European Union countries in three working days following the day of their posting, and to the rest of the World in 3-5 days.

Special Delivery: additional services such as recorded delivery are available.

International Non Priority Mail - Mail items should be marked with a "B", on the left side of the stamp, either by hand or with a sticker available in ELTA branches.

Postcards are normally charged as Non Priority mail.

Special Delivery: Non Priority mail items can be sent Registered or using the Cash on Delivery service.

For details see INTERNATIONAL MAIL

For details of the charges for postal services see TIMOKATALOGOS (12/08/13)

 

For DOMESTIC personal mail you can choose:-
First Class (Priority A) (Α΄ Προτεραιότητα) - First Class mail is normally delivered the next day after posting
Second Class (Priority B) (Β΄ Προτεραιότητα) - Second Class mail is normally delivered on the third working day following posting

Special Delivery Services
Registered Mail (Συστημένα Εσωτερικού) - a receipt of posting
Registered Premium - the best service to use for letters or mail items where tracking is important.
Smart Post - There are at least two efforts to deliver them and if the recipient is not there, Smart Post can be delivered to other people at the recipients address
Cash on Delivery (Επί Αντικαταβολή) - the Postman receives on delivery the amount of money that the sender has requested
Insured (Δηλωμένης Αξίας / Ασφαλισμένα) - Only available for 1st class mail
Recorded Delivery (Βεβαιωμένη Επίδοση) - You can use this service for letters or mail items that are not tracked.
Urgent Express (Κατεπείγον - Express) - Using this service delivery on the next day is guaranteed even at the most remote place in the country.
Advice of Delivery (Απόδειξη Παραλαβής) - the sender can have a written receipt for the delivery of this mail signed by the recipient

For details see DOMESTIC MAIL

For Parcel Post see INTERNATIONAL or DOMESTIC

For 'door-to-door' in Greece or abroad see ELTA COURIER

They have a FAQ section which includes:-

"My mail is lost, damaged or delayed, who should I contact?"
You should contact ELTA customer service at 0800 1182000

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The only Post Office in W Mani is in Kardamyli ZIP CODE 24022
Telephone: 2721073217 FAX: 2721073217
Working Hours (Mon-Fri): 07.30΄-14.00΄

In Kalmata there are 3 post offices
KALAMATA (K.K.)
(main post Office)
Address: VAS.OLGAS & SKIA 2 ZIP Code: 24100
Telephone: 2721025096 FAX: 2721020422
Working Hours: (Mon-Fri) 07.30΄-20.30΄ Working Hours on Saturday 07.30΄-14.30΄

PARALIA KALAM.
Address: ANALIPSEOS, PL.TELONIOU ZIP Code: 24101
Telephone:27210 22151 FAX: 2721022151
Working Hours (Mon-Fri): 07.30΄-14.30΄

THORIA
Address: 7o KM ETHN. ODOU KALAMATAS-ATHINAS ZIP Code: 24009
Telephone: 2721032374 FAX: 2721032374
Working Hours(Mon-Fri) :07.30΄-14.30΄


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