Traf­fic peaks at ports and on roads in hol­i­day rush

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The coast guard and traf­fic po­lice were on standby yesterday to fa­cil­i­tate an in­creased ex­o­dus of peo­ple leav­ing the cap­i­tal for sum­mer va­ca­tions ahead of the Au­gust 15 na­tional hol­i­day. The ports of Pi­raeus, Ra­fina and Lavrio were busier than in re­cent weeks amid re­ports that fer­ries were 80 per­cent booked to ca­pac­ity. A to­tal of 66 fer­ries were sched­uled to leave those three ports for the Aegean is­lands yesterday. The coun­try’s highways were busy too as Athe­ni­ans took to the roads to drive to their vil­lages for the sum­mer break.

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