Athenians have begun to deserting the Greek capital as they head to their families’ ancestral villages and holiday destinations for the annual Easter break.
The mass exodus is expected to culminate on Holy Friday, as thousands flock to ports, bus and train terminals for the traditional holiday.
Passenger traffic has already been seen to increase at Athens International Airport. Perennially popular destinations among Easter travelers include Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, Paros, Corfu and Thessaloniki.
Additional KTEL intercity bus routes have been scheduled from Athens to all destinations in Greece.
Railway operator TRAINOSE has also increased train routes across Greece, until Holy Saturday to facilitate the large bump in travelers.
Increased passenger traffic has also been observed at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio, due to the departure of travelers to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, the Aegean and the Dodecanese island chain.