On September 24, 1828, the first Governor of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, signed the 16th resolution issued in Poros “on the establishment of regular postal transport”, establishing the “General Post Office”.
The same resolution established the first five central post offices “in Argos, Tripoli, Epidaurus, Aegina, and Syria”.
Nine on foot and sixteen cavalrymen collected the mail from the countryside and distributed it to its recipients.
On the same day, Alexios Loukopoulos is appointed as the First General Manager of the Post of Greece, with the signature of the Secretary of State Spyridon Trikoupis, “according to the resolution no. 6550 and according to the provisions of the Government no. 6557 ».
Alexios Loukopoulos together with Dimitrios Perroukas drafted the first regulation of the Post Office which was issued in 1828.
193 Years Old and Still Running
One hundred and ninety-three years later, the Hellenic Post Office remains the protagonist, modernized and adapted to the requirements of the new era, with 6,000 employees, 672 Branches, and 577 Post Offices.
ELTA SA is today the longest-lived Greek company, and operates in a fully competitive environment, maintaining the special identity and values it has formed over the course of two centuries.