|Wednesday, 18 October 2017|
The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-07-11
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 First Wave of Holiday Makers on the GoThe first wave of holiday makers is on the go, with hundreds of residents of urban centres being on their way to their summer destinations. Traffic on the national motorways is rather heavy, while the ports of Piraeus and Rafina have been really busy since Saturday morning.
Leaving Urban Centres on Any Means They Can
Being in a summer mood, holiday makers are leaving the urban centres. Traffic in the ports of Piraeus and Rafina has increased compared to the last two weekends, with 60,000 passengers having departed from Piraeus and more than 15,000 from Rafina.
Traffic is also heavy on the two national motorways.
The Passengers' Rights
The Charter of Passengers' rights obliges sea and air companies to fully commit themselves to the terms and conditions of travels.
Members of the Consumers' Union gave away leaflets informing passengers on what they should be aware of while travelling by sea.
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