The cradle of western civilisation, Greece is the founding member of the United Nations and is the birthplace of western literature, drama, philosophy, scientific and mathematical principles. Greece was the 10th member to join the European Communities (now known as the European Union) and is a member of numerous other international institutions.
Greece is strategically situated between three major continents: Asia, Europe and Africa. Due to its geographical and political proximity to these regions, Greece is considered to be a middle power and a country of significant geostrategic importance. It has helped to develop a regional policy that promotes stability and peace in the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Despite financial difficulties, Greece is classed as a high-income, advanced economy. The country’s economy is based on the industrial and service sectors, with tourism and shipping being the two most important industries. Greece is one of the European Union’s largest producers of cotton, rice, olives, pistachios, figs, tomatoes and almonds. The country is also a large beneficiary of the Common Agricultural Policy in the EU.
Greece is a major tourist destination in Europe, attracting up to 30 million visitors across its nine geographic regions each year. It is the 7th most visited country in the EU and the 16th most visited country in the world. With a growing expat population, shipping to Greece is becoming even more important. At Parcel Broker, we ship to Greece from the UK, so if you've got a package or parcel that needs to be delivered to a relative or business associate, we can help. We ship to a range of destinations, including Athens, Heraklion, Larissa, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Thessaloniki and Paros.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from the UK to Greece?
Since Greece is an EU member state, items or parcels being posted to Greece from the UK do not require customs documentation.
How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to Greece?
The cost of shipping a parcel to Greece depends on the weight of the item. However, postage starts from just £16.87 (£20.24 inc VAT), a significant saving compared to Royal Mail's pricing options. At ParcelBroker, we have a network of international couriers at our disposal, including DPD, DHL, FedEx, UPS and TNT. We guarantee to always negotiate the best prices and savings for our customers.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to Greece?
When addressing parcels to Greece, general guidelines from the Universal Postal Union should be followed. On outward items from the UK, the name of the country must be clearly printed on the parcel. It must be printed in capital letters on the last line of the address and in an internationally recognised language.
|Parcel Weight||Post and mail||ParcelBroker||Savings|
|5kg||£36.95 +VAT||£16.86 +VAT||£20.09 Save 54%|
|10kg||£49.95 +VAT||£16.86 +VAT||£33.09 |
|20kg||£60.95 +VAT||£18.76 +VAT||£42.19 |
What items can I send to Greece?
Like most countries, there are prohibited products that cannot be sent under any circumstances. These products include live animals (except leeches, bees and silkworms), all offal and meats, live trees and plants, salt, mineral fuels, radioactive materials, explosives and pharmaceutical products, among many others. For a full list of prohibited and non-prohibited items, visit the Greek Post Office website.