A total of 33 ferry sailings are due to be made from Attica’s ports on Tuesday as the departure of Athenians for their vacations reaches its peak.

On Wednesday, 36 ferries will leave Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina for the islands.

Passengers can find out about departures by calling the 24-hour hotline 14944.

Traffic police are also on alert as a sharp increase in the number of vehicles leaving Athens is expected this week.