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Hellenic Post: shipping with ELTA domestically and abroad

The Hellenic Post is a state-owned postal service provider in Greece. The Greek postal service is a member of the Universal Postal Union and offers postal and courier services; ELTA Courier is a subsidiary company of the Hellenic Post. Find out more about ELTA shipping services, international deliveries and pickup points. Get the best quotes for alternative shipping to and from Greece with Eurosender.

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ELTA international shipping: services and prices

The Greek postal service offers deliveries to many European countries either through their letter mail service or parcel shipping. The price of shipping with the Hellenic Post or ELTA depends on the weight of the parcel and the country of destination.

Hellenic post and mail services

Through the Hellenic Post, it is possible to send letters and envelopes with a maximum weight up to 2 Kg domestically and internationally. Prices will range from 0.90€ to 7.40€ for domestic services and from 1€ to 26€ for international post. Additional services such as cash on delivery or tracking are available and should be paid for separately to the company.

ELTA courier services: parcel shipping

ELTA divided the destination countries into different areas, for which different prices apply, and offers parcel shipping services for packages weighing up to 20Kg. All packages weighing more than 2Kg are collected and delivered only to ELTA’s Agencies unless an extra fee is paid for.
Bellow we compiled some prices for shipping 10Kg and 20Kg packages between some European countries through ELTA:

10Kg20Kg
ELTA Domestic11.50EUR21.50
ELTA Greece- Slovenia/Germany/Spain53.50 EUR98.50
Other ELTA international shipping options include:
  • EMS service (EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE): deliveries in 2-3 days in selected locations as well as deliveries to ELTA pickup points.
  • SPM service (SPECIAL PRIORITY MAIL): next business day delivery in most European countries as well as the US.
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What is the “porta porta ELTA” service?

Porta porta ELTA service is the key domestic courier service offered by ELTA Courier. It is a door-to-door service. This ELTA shipping service provides home deliveries for parcels up to 35kg both in Greece and abroad. Within the “porta porta” ELTA scheme the Hellenic post offers next-day domestic deliveries for certain Greek cities and same-day delivery for parcels delivered within the same city.

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FAQ: ELTA Courier shipping services and deliveries

Can I ship cargo with ELTA?
Currently, ELTA transport options do not include cargo shipping. You can use our online platform to book LTL, FTL and pallet shipping in a few steps.
Does ELTA offer Saturday deliveries?
Yes, ELTA offers deliveries on the weekend for certain routes and package sizes. Please note that ELTA Saturday deliveries are only available within certain areas or mainland Greece and that the ELTA prices for these services are higher than for standard ones. If you need to book urgent deliveries you can check our webpage or contact our experts for more information.
Can I ship to Europe with ELTA?
Yes, ELTA shipping services cover most European countries and offer deliveries to many island territories across the European Union.
What is the difference between the Hellenic Post and ELTA Courier?
ELTA Courier is a daughter company of the Hellenic Post (ELTA). It was founded in 2000, and it focuses on providing courier services in Greece and abroad, operating as an independent company.
Am I entitled to ELTA package insurance?
The company’s responsibility for loss or damage has a certain limit for the “porta porta ELTA” service, depending on the type of the shipment. You can also get insurance through the Declared Value service, for shipments of high value. At Eurosender, we include basic insurance in every shipment. For extra protection, especially when shipping expensive items, we recommend purchasing additional protection, that can be added during the order process at a small extra price.
When will I get my ELTA tracking number?
When you book a shipment with the Hellenic Post you will get your ELTA tracking number on the mail. If you drop off your parcel at an ELTA pickup point you will be given the tracking number with your shipment confirmation.
Where can I find ELTA courier tracking?
Both the Hellenic Post and ELTA Courier offer a tracking system for locating letters, parcels and packages. You can find your ELTA courier tracking on the following links:
  • The Hellenic Post tracking system (ELTA tracking) is called “ELTA track and trace”.
  • The ELTA Courier tracking system is included in every service.
When booking with Eurosender, you can follow your parcel at any time. All you need to do is to simply insert the tracking number in our digital tool.
What can I do if I have an ELTA lost shipment?
If you have any problems with your shipment, such as a lost, damaged or delayed package, you should contact ELTA customer service at (+30) 0800 1182000, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm.
Where can I find ELTA packaging instructions?
You can find ELTA packaging instructions, for both domestic and international shipments, in the company’s site. Eurosender offers many useful packaging instructions for a range of items (from a smartphone to car parts).
Where can I find the ELTA branches?
If you are looking for ELTA branches, you can use the search engine provided in the company’s site. There you can also find a list of ELTA branches operating at extended business hours. Since July 2011, ELTA Courier’s headquarters are in central Athens at the junction of L. Vouliagmenis 115-117 and L. Ilia Iliou.
Does Elta ship to the UK after Brexit?
After the 1st of January 2021, the UK will leave the EU’s single market and customs union. However, it will still be possible to ship packages and cargo to the UK after Brexit. The shipments may take longer and certain goods can be subject to VAT or import chargers. To get more info about shipping with DSV to the UK after Brexit, you can check our handy Brexit shipping guide.

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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research conducted in September 2020. For more information about ELTA tracking number, ELTA international shipping prices, ELTA pickup points and ELTA branches, we strongly recommend checking the courier company’s official website.