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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-07-28

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Forest fires rage in northern Greece
  • [02] Exodus of vacationers for August holidays

  • [01] Forest fires rage in northern Greece

    Fires continued to rage in northern Greece on Saturday in forest expanses in Dorkada of Thessaloniki prefecture and at Fteri at Pieria prefecture. Fires are in progress in western Macedonia, in Krystalopigi of Florina and at Grammos in Kastoria. Regarding the first fire, there are two fronts, while in the second, there are points in progress and an operation has started by fire-fighting aircraft.

    The fire at Hamilo of Kilkis prefecture has been extinguished and the Fire Brigade is on the alert in the event the fire rekindles.

    [02] Exodus of vacationers for August holidays

    The first wave of vacationers for the August holidays began on Saturday morning with increased movement on the national highways, ports, airports, inter-city buses and trains. On Saturday, 32 ships were due to depart from the port of Piraeus and 18 from the port Rafina for the Aegean islands and Crete, while on Sunday, another 32 ships will sail from Piraeus and 18 from Rafina, transporting tens of thousands of travelers.

    Increased movement is also observed at Athens International Airport, while capacity reaches nearly 100% in aircraft, inter-city buses and trains, with extra schedules added to meet increased passenger demand.


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