Put the five-digit postcode on the same line as the city or town name, with a space between the third and fourth digits. On the last line of the address, please write "Greece" in capital letters.
Please note that post offices in Greece may have different procedures for addressing letters to parts of Greece other than Athens. Before sending your letter, we recommend that you check with your local post office regarding any specific requirements.
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Keep in mind to use the proper address format. On the second line, the door number is frequently written after the street name. On the third line, the postcode comes first, followed by the town and the two-letter abbreviation of the province. On the last line of the address, please write "ITALY" in capital letters.
Also remember that you need to indicate the city where you are sending your letter from on the return address page. This means writing the name of the city on the envelope along with the country code (UK for England, Scotland, and Wales; IE for Ireland).
If you want, you can use the state's two-letter postal code. Some people have their mail delivered to a post office box instead of a street address. If this is the case, include the right post office box number, as well as the city, state, and nation, if relevant. Letters under 2 pounds will be sent by first class mail.
You cannot send a registered letter through the U.S. Postal Service unless it has a return address. You can only send letters from one address to another, not across states or countries. The same rule applies to email. You can't send an email to several people at once; they have to go out to each individual recipient.
It is easy to forget something in the mail. Others may miss your reminder too if you don't follow up. Make sure you give everyone enough time to fill out any forms that are needed. Also, do not put important documents like contracts in the mail! Use email or drop by the office with them signed and stamped by a local authority figure (such as a postmaster). This will help ensure that you get read them.
The best way to keep track of your mail is with a tracking number. Most companies will add these to all their mailed materials so that you can always find out where your package is.
ELTA is in charge of the Greek postal code system (Ellenika Takhudromeia, Hellenic Post). Each city street or rural location has its own five-digit Takhudromikos Kodikas "postal code" (TK). In big cities, the last two numbers are used to designate streets or sections of streets.
These codes are used by delivery services to route letters and packages. They are also used by some government agencies to send information to certain addresses.
Greece started using postal codes in 1948. Before then, each town had a post office where people could write letters and drop off and pick up mail.
Today, most letters arrive at their destination within a few days. If you live in an area with many businesses, it may take longer for your letter to reach its destination.
In fact, most letters sent from Greece get there within a few weeks. Only about 10% take more than one month to reach their destination. The main reason for this is that letters sent through the post usually need to go via an international destination first before being delivered to other countries. This can add extra days to their journey.
Some countries may require letters sent through the post to be mailed fully sealed, so they can't be opened and resealed. Other items such as books can be sent unopened in the knowledge that they will not be damaged in transit.
In the bottom right corner of the envelope or postcard, write the recipient's address. Specify the addressee's name and surname, street, home, and apartment number, town/city, district, and region (in the language of the destination country), postal code, and country (in Ukrainian). Also include your own return address.
If necessary, use map services such as Google Maps or Bing Maps to find the correct address. Make sure that you specify the full address including the city, region, and postal code. If you use Google Maps, you can click on "show location" to get an exact address for reference.
Then print your mailer template and include this information on the back side - including the addressee's name, his or her phone number, and an email address if available.
Finally, send your letter through the postal service.