Full ferries set sail for Aegean

More than 200,000 passengers are expected to head off to the Aegean Islands for their Easter break this weekend on ferries leaving from one of Attica’s three main ports, located in Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion. According to the Merchant Marine Ministry, there have been 245 ferry routes scheduled for this week with most of them (137) leaving from Piraeus today and tomorrow. Travel industry sources said that most passenger tickets for ferry boats headed to the islands of Paros, Santorini and Syros have been sold out. Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis visited Piraeus yesterday to oversee safety checks being performed on vessels and the general operation of the country’s largest port. In a bid to also help make road transport safer during the holiday period, the Public Order Ministry said yesterday that large trucks will be banned from traveling on parts of the national highway network today, tomorrow and Monday.

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