Security measures on the port of Piraeus and throughout Greece shall be boosted subsequent week forward of Orthodox Easter, which is on Sunday, Could 1.
Outgoing visitors is ready to peak on Holy Friday with ferry firms anticipating a rise in passenger visitors by about 5 p.c in comparison with final yr for the Easter holidays, which this yr coincide with Could Day.
Ferry ticket suppliers say that although routes for a lot of Aegean island locations have been booked, tickets are nonetheless out there and all vacationers shall be served.
Main locations for Orthodox Easter this yr are: Paros, Syros, Mykonos, Patmos and Santorini, with morning routes to the Dodecanese isles utterly booked for Holy Wednesday.
Reservations, in the meantime, for the islands of Chios and Lesvos are anticipated to achieve 60 p.c by Holy Thursday, as are the morning routes to Chania on Crete.
Within the meantime, as of Holy Thursday (April 28) throughout mainland Greece and in any respect main highways, autos exceeding 1.5 tons shall be prohibited in efforts to make sure protected journey and easy visitors flows.