Heraklion, Greece

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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Greece, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Greece is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Greece, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2024 - Epiphany
  • 25/03/2024 - Independence day
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day
  • 01/01/1970 - Assumption day
  • 14/09/2024 - Finding of the true cross
  • 27/10/2024 - National flag day
  • 28/10/2024 - Ohi day
  • 08/11/2024 - Cretan national day
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - St. stephen's day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Greece Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 2-4 business days *
£ 70.55

It's par for the course for courier companies to provide services such as next-day delivery but at RapidParcel.com we like to offer our customers a little bit more, which is why, when you book a package delivery to Heraklion through us, you'll be able to opt to have it delivered before a specific time the next day. Whether you require it to meet a tight business deadline, or as a gift for a friend about to embark on their own holiday, whatever it is you need shipping to Heraklion will be in the hands of its recipient exactly when you want it to be.

Heraklion is the fourth largest city in Greece, as well as being the capital of Crete. The city plays a vital role in shipping both goods and ferry passengers, with travellers catching boats to destinations such as Paros, Mykonos, Santorini, Ios Island, Rhodes and the Athens port of Piraeus. The city is also home to Heraklion International Airport, which is the second busiest airport in Greece, due mainly to the large numbers of tourists who travel to the island from all over Europe during the summer. The city was originally founded in 824 AD, and during its history it has been part of the Venetian-Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The modern day city is home to a university and attractions such as Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Historical Museum of Crete and the Natural History Museum.

We think that the surest means of ensuring a first-class service for anyone who's booking a Heraklion package delivery is to work on bringing together the best of different worlds. So, your Heraklion shipping will be handled with a mixture of excellent customer service, such as long-term stability and customer care, and up-to-the-minute technology, like taking the process of booking shipping to Heraklion almost entirely online. Likewise, when it comes to the services we provide, we don't simply offer you facilities you may take for granted, such as safe handling and secure shipping of your Heraklion parcel delivery, we also include extras that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. One of these extras is the choice of having your parcel delivery to Heraklion delivered by 9.00, 10.00 or 12 noon the next day. This means you can promise overseas business partners a precise time that they'll be receiving those vital contracts, or be absolutely positive that a birthday present you're shipping to Heraklion will be handed over in time for the start of the party. It's our insistence on providing these premium extras when arranging your Heraklion shipping that makes us different from the competition. We provide them, what's more, without charging premium prices - our size and the rapport we've developed over years of working with our courier partners has led to us being able to negotiate market-leading rates on behalf of our customers. Not only will you receive the best possible service for your Heraklion shipping but you'll do so at the best possible price, and the same applies to a package delivery to Piraeus, a parcel delivery to Patras or one to anywhere else in Greece.

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