Quote: Originally posted by Denisew on 22 June 2005
We have found that when sending to local Corfiots as there is a great similarity of Surnames they put their Father's initial in the name ie "Surname, First name, Fathers's name (or initial) seems everyone knows how this works!
Good point - I'd forgotten about that. It's the equivalent of what in England we call your "full name". Greeks don't have middle names/initials, but they use the father's first name as an identifier, i.e. First name, Father's name, Surname or Surname, First name, Father's name.
In the case of women who have changed their surname to their husband's (typically those over 50), you replace Father's name & surname with Husband's name and surname.
You can find information re: postcodes or buying a mailbox here: http://www.elta.gr/