Last minute travelers leave Athens

Only a few last-minute holidaymakers could be seen yesterday at Piraeus, the country’s largest port, as most Athenians have already reached their destination. Many Greeks choose to holiday abroad but the majority opt for a local destination for their annual break. The Tourism Ministry plans to spend 7.6 million euros on a campaign to get Greeks to take breaks throughout the year in the country. Apart from highlighting the country’s natural landscape, the campaign will promote different sporting and cultural events that take place across Greece.