Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Pop it in the postbox ...

That's what you do ...

Stories of postcards stuck in down island mail boxes are legendary, some sitting by the till in supermarkets waiting to be posted, They make their way home the following season.

So we have been conducting a test of the system ...

ΕΛΤΑ Greece to UK

Letters:
Four to five days (Posted on Monday)

Parcels:
Sent from Skiathos (Posted on Monday) - 6/7 days

Not bad going at all ...

Royal Mail UK to Greece

Letters:
Seven to fourteen days (Posted on Monday)

International track and trace - If you need something signed for.

Posted 18th October (Expected delivery 4/5 days)
Arrived in Athens 1st November - 14 days later, only two more to go to Skiathos

Thinking of sending a parcel? - Post those Easter Eggs now, before its too late ...

UK to Greece the RM post goes via another company GLS. It can end up either in the Greek post office or at the ACS couriers in town. The RM have axed a number of the services to Greece, You either post it, or take a chance with track and trace if its of value.

Which is what I did for a friend in need ...

The RM also do not like the use of post box numbers, which is a shame as most of the folks out of town have one. Its what you do, rather than wait for the guys to sort through the mail, to see if you have a letter, at the counter.

Always best to ignore the RM counter staff, and add a contact number for the recipient, to the outside of the envelope - just in case, if its important.

Again, Which is what I did ...

RM post stops off in Germany, where it seems to take a short break, probably taking in the sights, and probably including the Oktoberfest ...

The RM suggest the last posting date for Christmas is Saturday 10 December. Which based on current form, would be rather optimistic ...

1 comment:

  1. Ha!! Know the feeling. I've had parcels arrive faster from England than from Athens. Courier from Athens usually takes 3 days and we're one hr out of piraeus by hydrofoil. Parcels from England can take 5 days or 5 weeks. So it's Oktoberfest that's holding it all up at the moment!! Lol

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