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Last holidaymakers leave Athens an empty city

Featured Last holidaymakers leave Athens an empty city

Holidaymakers' exodus from Greece's urban centres peak on Monday ahead of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, one of the most important religious holidays in the country, celebrated on August 15.  

On Monday 21 ferries will set sail from Piraeus while another 16 will depart from Rafina and 5 from the port of Lavrio. On Tuesday 15 August, 20 ferries will depart from Piraeus, 12 from Rafina and 6 from Lavrio.

27, 822 passengers left on Sunday from the port of Piraeus, 7,969 from Rafina and 1,597 from Lavrio for the Aegean islands, said the port authorities.

Moreover, 7,488 persons left for the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf.

The national meteo service said that strong winds, reaching 6 on the Beaufort scale, will blow over the islands on Monday that will gradually fade during the night.