Big wave of sum­mer hol­i­day­mak­ers flee city

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Greek coast guard and traf­fic po­lice re­mained on standby over the week­end to fa­cil­i­tate an in­creased ex­o­dus of peo­ple leav­ing the cap­i­tal for their sum­mer va­ca­tions af­ter the Au­gust 15 na­tional hol­i­day. Traf­fic at the main ports of Pi­raeus, Ra­fina and Lavrio peaked with around 60 fer­ries de­part­ing for the Sa­ronic and Aegean is­lands on Satur­day alone. The fer­ries were 80 per­cent booked to ca­pac­ity, ac­cord­ing to sources. 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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