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Interior view of the philatelic museum


Postal and Philatelic Museum

Greece having a long standing tradition of issuing some of the most interesting stamps in the world, the Philatelic Museum shows this history of Greek stamps and the Greek post office. The museum was founded in 1978 and it goes back to 1861 with the exhibition of Greek stamps, mail bags, safes, stamp machines, horns used by the postmen, mailboxes and other items of the Hellenic Postal, Telegraph and Telephone Services.

Among the exhibits is a special date stamping machine with the representation of the head of Hermes, the first stamp and the rarest one, the first Olympic stamp. There also is an exhibition on the design and printing of stamps.

The hall on the first floor is used for lectures, film projections and temporary exhibitions. There also is a library with specialized books and magazines related to the history of the postal services and of philately.

Among the exhibits is the first Olympic stamp ever and a Head of Hermes, the first stamp ever issued by Greece and the rarest one. In addition, there is an exhibit on the design and printing of stamps. The museum plays host to seminars and film shows and maintains a library on the history of stamps and mail.

Opening hours Opening hours and admission
Locaton map 5, Stadiou Square & Fokianou (next to Panathinaic Stadium)
Nearest metro station
Acropoli Top



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