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Thousands Travel to the Greek Islands as Summer Holiday Exodus Begins

The summer holiday exodus from Athens and Attica to the Greek islands began to get underway with fully booked ferries departing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio this past weekend.

According to official figures, on Saturday, 21 July, 25 ferries departed from Piraeus, 14 from Rafina and six from Lavrio to the Aegean islands. A total of 32 routes were carried out to the Argosaronic islands.

On Saturday, 26,016 people and 4,259 cars departed from Piraeus, 9,929 people and 1,684 vehicles left Rafina and 2,677 travelers and 595 vehicles departed from Lavrio. In addition, 9,812 people and 872 vehicles departed for the Argosaronic Islands.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, 22 July, 23 ferries departed from Piraeus, 16 from Rafina and six from Lavrion to the Aegean islands. Forty routes were made to the Argosaronic islands.

Regarding the passenger traffic on Sunday, 21,423 people and 3,122 vehicles departed from Piraeus, 7,148 people and 1,066 cars left Rafina and 1,612 people and 335 vehicles departed from Lavrio. A total of 6,444 people and 388 cars departed for the Argosaronic islands.

According to authorities, similar passenger traffic is expected at the three ports over the next two weekends (July 28-19 and August 4-5).

In related news, the Consumers’ Association ‘The Quality of Life’, EKPIZO, recently released information on the rights that apply to passengers traveling on ferries within Greece.

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