Cyprus Euromed 2022 and some more

Cyprus Postal services issued three stamps last Monday (11.07.2022) Below you can read the text that the services shared on their website about the stories behind the stamps. I also share a photograph of the stamps and the FDC

Maritime Link Between Cyprus - Greece

After 21 years, the maritime passenger connection between Cyprus and Greece is becoming a reality in view of the fact that the first voyage of M/V Daleela will take place on the 19th of June 2022 from the port of Limassol, thus inaugurating the new service, which was a goal that was set by the Ministry of Shipping in the context of 35 actions regarding the Cyprus Shipping Industry. We set sail for Piraeus and the rest of Europe! Our fellow citizens, persons who are afraid to fly, students, disabled persons, those who would like to travel to Greece by car, motorcycle or bicycle as well as all Cyprus citizens, will now be able to use an alternative means of connection and travel to Greece by sea! Furthermore, we are strengthening Cyprus’ maritime tourism by attracting persons from Greece to Cyprus as well European citizens on a wider scale. This is a project with added value which aims at cultivating a culture of civil society, especially for young persons, so that they can fall in love with the sea even more, so that they can get closer to ships, get to know about shipping, obtain experience in maritime transport and enjoy the benefits of this Service! A Strong Shipping Industry means a Stronger Cyprus!

20 years Office of the Commissioner for Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the Commissioner for the Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (OCECPR), which operates as an Independent Service since its establishment in 2002.

The mission of the OCECPR is to promote the interests of consumers in terms of pricing, the availability of choice, the promotion of innovation and the development of the economy through the development of efficient competition, the control of the quality of services offered and the guarantee of the provision of a minimum set of Universal Services, both in the Electronic Communications market as well as in the Postal Services market

EUROMED 2022 – Antique cities of the Mediterranean

For the ninth consecutive year, the Member States of the Euromed Postal Union for the Mediterranean are issuing a stamp with a common theme, and this year’s theme is “Antique cities of the Mediterranean”. Cyprus’ stamp depicts the monumental stone vase of the Ancient city of Amathunta.

Amathunta was founded circa 1050 B.C. at the south coast of Cyprus. In ancient times, it was one of the most important cities-kingdoms. Its geographical location, its rich hinterland and its port, helped it prosper and develop trade relations beyond Cyprus. Two monumental stone vases had been placed during the 7th century BC on the acropolis of Amathunta, outside the temple of Aphrodite of Amathunta. One vase was transferred to the Louvre Museum in 1865, while its broken counterpart is at its place at the top of the acropolis of Amathunta.

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