A large portion of the greater Athens area's summer holidaymakers apparently returned en masse over the weekend, the second to last in August. Conversely, departures from the main port of Piraeus were also significantly up during the same weekend.
Specifically, 91,379 passengers arrived in Piraeus and the eastern Attica port of Rafina, while 26 ferry boats carried a total of 48,643 passengers to island destinations between Friday and Sunday.