350 Years Petraki Monastery (8/2023)


The Hellenic Post Office is releasing the Commemorative Series of Stamps "350 Years Petraki Monastery", and promoting this unique Monastery, which was one of the largest religious and spiritual centers of Greece. It owned vast areas of Attica which were gradually granted to the state, essentially defining its urban map, and contributing to the formation of its physiognomy. Today, Petraki Monastery has 100 brother-monks. All of them are engaged in missionary work in Greece or abroad, continuing the offer of the founder of the Monastery, Hieromonk Parthenios Papastamatis (aka Parthenios Petrakis).

0,20 € Marble Closure Slab 200.000
1,20 € Petraki Monastery 500.000
2,00 € Archangels Michael and Gabriel 500.000
2,80 € Monolithic Column with Capital 200.000

Issue Date:28 September 2023
Withdrawal Date:27 September 2025
Design – Adaptation: Eleni Apostolou
Stamp Format:35 X 45 mm
Sheet layout: Sheet of 25
Printing process: Multicolored (οffset), gold-foil stamping
Printer: “VERIDOS ΜΑΤΣΟΥΚΗΣ S.A. Security Printing”


Single Set of Stamps
 "350 Years Petraki Monastery"
Item code: 5205344168088
 6,20 €

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First Day Cover
"350 Years Petraki Monastery"
 3.000 pieces
Item code: 5205344168156
11,50 €

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Numbered Set Pack
 "350 Years Petraki Monastery"
 300 pieces
Item code: 5205344168163
25,00 €

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Stamps and First Day Covers of the Series will be available from the date of their release until 27 September 2025. Set Packs will be available until sold out.

Collectors can have their philatelic items franked with the special commemorative first day of issue postmark by sending their postal items to the Philatelic Service (100 Aiolou St, second floor, 101 88 Athens), provided stamps from the set with a minimum value of 1,20 € are affixed to them. Please mark the envelope “PHILATELIC ITEMS”.