World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hellenic Post

State-owned company
Industry Postal services, Courier
Founded 1970 (1828)
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Area served
Services Letter post, parcel service, EMS, delivery, freight forwarding, third-party logistics
Revenue 419.9m euro (2012)[1]
Owner Government of Greece (100%)
Number of employees
Subsidiaries ELTA Courier
Website .gr.eltawww

The Hellenic Post S.A. (Greek: Ελληνικά Ταχυδρομεία, abbreviated EΛTA, ELTA) is the state-owned provider of postal services in Greece. It succeeded the former government Postal Service, founded in 1828. ELTA provides a universal postal service to all parts of Greece and is a member of the Universal Postal Union. Services provided include, letter post; parcel service; deposit accounts; Swiftpost, a nationwide next-day delivery service; and the EMS international express mail service.


  • History 1
  • References 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


Hellenic Post was founded in 1828 along with the modern Greek state. Since 1996 it has been operating as a public limited company owned by the state.

In 1834 an agreement with French banker Feraldi ensure mail service to and from the islands, and in 1836 placed the first wagons for transporting mail between Athens and Piraeus. In 1860 the Law on stamps came into force and the first stamp was printed in Paris Mint first Greek, symbolically the head of Hermes.

In 1869 the Greek postal board the train while in 1874 was member in the postal administrations who established the Universal Postal Union in Berne. The 1892 telephony services were added to the responsibilities of the post.

In 1909 the company inaugurated the rural postal service. 1926 The Italian company Aeroespresso lifts for the first time the Greek post office.

During combat operations, the post office was always present, ensuring, enabling communication with the front. In 1949 with the establishment of OTE separated the three and postal undertake purely postal services.

Since 2006 the Post began offering Banking services which are provided in accordance with partnership with Hellenic Postbank.


  1. ^ Hellenic Post (ELTA)- Company profile

See also

External links

  • (Greek) Official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.