Thousands leave cities for Easter break


Thousands of people have joined the exodus from Greek cities for the Orthodox Easter break, taking to the roads to reach their villages or boarding ferries to the islands. Traffic Police are out in force on the national road network to ensure that the exodus, which is to peak on Saturday, runs smoothly. Airlines added extra flights out of Athens International Airport to deal with increased demand. Ports were busier than last Easter too, with 18,328 passengers leaving Piraeus on Thursday compared to 14,954 last year. Sunny weather is forecast for most parts on Easter Sunday. [InTime News]