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Piraeus, 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.

World Customs Organisation

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/wco-members/customs-websites.aspx

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.

Restrictions

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.

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/prohibited-items.php

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:

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/packing-advice.php

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

  • 01/01/2018 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2018 - Epiphany
  • 25/03/2018 - Independence day
  • 01/05/2018 - Labor day
  • 01/01/1970 - Assumption day
  • 14/09/2018 - Finding of the true cross
  • 27/10/2018 - National flag day
  • 28/10/2018 - Ohi day
  • 08/11/2018 - Cretan national day
  • 25/12/2018 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2018 - St. stephen's day

FAQs

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 Rapid Priority 2-5 business days *
£ 40.00 ex. VAT£ 48.00 inc. VAT
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1kg Euro Express 2-5 business days *
£ 42.71 ex. VAT£ 51.25 inc. VAT
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There are particular features we feel you should be able to assume will be present when booking a parcel delivery to Piraeus. Foremost amongst these is the assurance of value for money and a pledge that your Piraeus shipping will be handled respectfully and treated with care. What's frequently overlooked, however, is the booking process itself. In times gone by, arranging a Piraeus parcel delivery would represent a long and complex task, involving finding and comparing couriers, negotiating prices and filling in pages of tedious and difficult paperwork. At RapidParcel.com we understand that our customers, both business and personal, lead busy lives, and so we utilise the latest in technology to ensure the whole process of shipping to Piraeus, from first thought to successful completion, is kept as simple and streamlined as possible.

The city of Piraeus in Greece has been in existence since the fifth century BC and has always served as one of the country's most important ports. The port of Piraeus is the biggest in the country, the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the whole world with over nineteen million passengers passing through it every year. Where freight is concerned the figures are equally impressive, with the port being amongst the top ten for container traffic in the world and the busiest in the eastern Mediterranean. Twice a year the city hosts a major maritime convention, Posidonia, which attracts maritime professionals from all over the world. In tourist terms, many visitors are drawn to Piraeus by landmarks such as the Neo-Byzantine Piraeus Cathedral and the Municipal Theatre, which dates from 1885.

The courier comparison service of choice for business and personal use

Whether your Piraeus delivery consists of something that is vital to your business success or a simple gift for a family member living far away from home, it's crucial that the courier comparison website you visit makes it simple to find a courier and deal that suit both your requirements and your budget. For business customers who need to organise Piraeus package deliveries on a regular basis or in bulk, it's vital that the process is as simple and quick as it can be in order to reduce the time it takes and, alongside that, the overheads it entails. Non-business customers requiring a delivery to Piraeus, for their part, may well be new to the logistics of international shipping, and so a website that operates along logical, easy-to-follow lines will be precisely what they're looking for. By moving the process almost entirely online, we've simplified booking a Piraeus parcel delivery to the point where a mere six clear, logical steps lie between you and sending your shipment on its way. The website is uncluttered, simple and easy to understand, whether you're booking a package delivery to Piraeus, a parcel delivery to Thessaloniki or a package delivery to Athens. No haggling, no paperwork and absolutely no stress - that's shipping to Piraeus with RapidParcel.com.

The other rather important feature of using our service is the cost saving it offers. Thanks to decades working with the finest carriers in the business and the volume of orders that we send their way, we have been able to negotiate some substantial discounts that we then pass on to you. Check out the sample prices table below to see what we mean.

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