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Ferries resume operation from Piraeus port; still disruptions due to weather

Passenger ferries will resume their schedules from the port of  Piraeus after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, as winds have moderated and are forecast to weaken further.

Exception will be the ‘flying dolphins’ in the routes of the Saronic Gulf routes.

There will be no departures from Lavrio and Rafina, as weather conditions in the seas east of Attica are still unfavorable. According to state broadcaster ERT at 3 p.m. News, ferry captains have decided that the ships will remain docked until the weather improves.

Greek shipping ministry issued a sea traffic ban on Saturday, as meteorologists had forecast southern winds blowing with intensity of 7 to 8 and even 9 Beaufort.

Meanwhile on Sunday, more ferries are given the green light to resume operation such as the ferries from Rio to Antirrio will resume departures after 3 p.m.

Kylini-Zakynthos and Kyllini-Cephalonia routes in the Ionian Sea from the Peloponnese and the Kavala – Thassos in northern Greece will remain closed for the time being.

Those planning to travel by sea should check with local port authorities and travel agencies.

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