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Greek Coast Guard Lifts Ban on Sea Travel, Strong Winds Slow Down

The Greek Coast Guard has lifted a ban on the travel of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions.
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Summer Passenger Traffic At Greek Ports Slightly Reduced This Year

Passenger traffic during July and August at the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio dropped slightly compared to last year, while the port of Rafina reported an increase, according to figures provided by the Greek Coast Guard that run up until 26 August.
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Passenger Traffic At Piraeus Increases During Easter Holiday

Passenger traffic at Piraeus Port is up by 25 percent compared to last year, Merchant Marine Minister Kostis Mousouroulis said on Thursday 2 May.

HATTA Objects To Passenger ID Checks On Ships

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently expressed concern to the Greek Coast Guard in regards to plans to implement identity checks (check-in) of persons that board passenger ships.

Summer Passenger Traffic Produces Slight Increase

Passenger traffic during July and August at the three major ports of Athens (Piraeus, Lavrion and Rafina) did not reach desired expectations despite tempting ticket discounts made by shipping companies to attract passengers, the Greek press said recently.