Traf­fic peaks in hol­i­day ex­o­dus from Athens

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Pas­sen­gers are seen board­ing a ferry at Pi­raeus port on Satur­day ahead of the Au­gust 15 na­tional hol­i­day, tra­di­tion­ally viewed as the peak of the Greek sum­mer sea­son. An es­ti­mated 23,760 pas­sen­gers left the coun­try’s main port for the Aegean is­lands on Fri­day. An­other 8,648 and 3,150 re­port­edly de­parted from the ports of Ra­fina and Lavrio on the same day. Fer­ries are said to be op­er­at­ing at ca­pac­ity. Mean­while, tourism of­fi­cials ad­vise trav­el­ers to ar­rive at Pi­raeus port at least an hour be­fore de­par­ture. Public works have caused ma­jor traf­fic de­lays on roads lead­ing to the port.

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