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POST OFFICES & MAIL

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There are post offices in all the towns and cities of Crete. Local opening hours are 7:30 to 2:00 monday to friday. The main post office in Chania city is on Kydonias Street and opens 7:00 am to 8:00 pm monday to friday, and saturday mornings. The main post office in Rethymnon is on Moatsou Street and opens 8:00 am until 2:00 pm monday to saturday.
Letters and postcards up to 20g. require a 0.65euro stamp. Stamps can also be bought far more conveniently at kiosks, minimarts and most places that sell postcards. They usually charge an extra 10%, but you may feel that it is well worth it to avoid the often long queues in the post office.
postboxLetters generally take around three to six days to arrive in Europe, and five to twelve days to North America. There is an option of an express service ( KATEPIGONDA ) at 3.00euro that cuts the time down to two days within Europe and three days to North America.
Post boxes are yellow for regular mail and red for express mail. Not all post boxes are emptied on a daily basis. To make sure your mail gets off on time use the mail boxes in the post offices. If you are confronted by two slots, EXOTERIKO is for international mail and ESOTERIKO is for internal mail.