The Municipality of Elefsina, the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture & the Hellenic Post Office, in the context of promoting Elefsina as a Cultural Capital, are issuing a Commemorative Series of Stamps of the same name, highlighting aspects of Elefsina culture, from antiquity to the present day.
A sacred city of ancient Greece, home of the Eleusinian Mysteries, birthplace of Aeschylus, with significant industrial development and a rich artistic heritage, Eleusis is honored with four emblematic stamps.
The Great Eleusinian Relief kept in the National Archaeological Museum, the monumental Caryatida-Kistophoros, the Byzantine chapel of Agios Zacharias from the copper engraving of the Finopoulos Collection located in the Benaki Museum and the “Kronos” Distillery, an ornament of Eleusis since the industrial age of development, they are treasures and landmarks of a city with a great and timeless cultural imprint that has been named European Capital of Culture for 2023.
The Hellenic Post Office, in collaboration with the Municipality of Elefsina and 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, is organizing an open event for the official presentation of the stamps, on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m., at the X-Bowling Art-Center (Charilaou 12).
The stamp series also includes a First Day of Circulation Envelope and a Set Pack containing all the products together. You can find them at post offices and at philotelismos.gr, while they will also be sold during the event.
The event will be welcomed by the Mayor of Elefsina, Mr. A. Economou, the CEO of “2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture” Mr. N. Spyropoulou, the President of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Post Office, Mr. D. Benardout.
The selection and significance of the landmarks and treasures of Elefsina, depicted on the stamps, will be discussed by:
Mrs. Kalliopi Papageli, Honorary Head of the Department of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and Museums of Western Attica,
Mr. Yiannis Violetis, Doctoral Candidate EKPA – Professor B/Graduate Education,
Mr. D. Liaskos, municipal councilor of Elefsina and
Mr. L. Lazaridis, Director of Philately & Corporate Communication of the Hellenic Post Office.