Last-chance summer holidaymakers continued to leave in droves for the Greek islands on Sunday, ahead of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary national holiday on Tuesday.
Traffic to the ports of Attica increased over the weekend, while capacity on ships nearly reached 100%.
According to the ship companies’ reservation system, 24 ships are leaving the country’s main port of Piraeus on Sunday, carrying at least 29,585 passengers. In addition, another 33 sailings from the same port carrying 4,500 passengers will head to the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf, including among others the islands of Salamina, Egina, Hydra, Poros, Spetses, and Angistri.
At the Rafina port, 11 sailings are scheduled on Sunday with 5,252 passengers, while Lavrio has 7 sailings scheduled with 1,950 passengers.
On Saturday, a total of 23 ships sailed from Piraeus to the islands (32,580 passengers), another 14 from Rafina (9,897), and 8 from Lavrio (4,124).