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Sailing ban of ferries to be gradually lifted as of Monday afternoon

The ban on ferries sailing from the port of Piraeus will be gradually lifted on Monday afternoon as according to the National Meteorological Service’s forecast the strong northern winds will gradually fade from the north, media report. However, ferries will remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in eastern Attica due to prevailing gale-force winds.

The ferries Blue Star Naxos and the Blue Star 2 will depart from Piraeus at 17:30 for the islands of Cyclades and the Dodecanese.

However, the ferry Adamantios Korais will not set sail for the western Cyclades at 14:55.

The ferry routes for the islands of the Saronic  Gulf are carried out only with closed-type ferries.

Strong winds that continued to blow in many areas of the Aegean Sea reaching up to 9 on the Beaufort scale keep the ships docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio.

Pictures below: Rafina Monday noon.

The sea routes Aghia Marina-Nea Styra and Kavala-Prinos are not operating.

Passengers planning to travel by sea are asked to contact local port authorities and travel agents.

According to latest meteorologists’ forecast on Skai TV winds in the Aegean will weaken to 6-7 Beaufort as of Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

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