Police, coast guard on alert for return of Athenians to capital after Easter break

Authorities expect a busy day on the roads and at ports in Greece on Monday as Athenians return from their Easter vacations.

Ferry companies reported that they had sold almost 100 percent of their tickets for many crossings. Departures from Piraeus this year were 25 percent up on last year.

The traffic police will also be monitoring the Athens-Patra and Athens-Thessaloniki highways more closely than usual. Trucks are not allowed on the national roads for most of today and tomorrow.

Public transport is operating on a Sunday timetable, while inter-city trains and the Proastiakos suburban railway will be running as normal after noon.