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Mass exodus for Christmas has begun December 22, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Culture.

The greatest exodus in past years for the Christmas period began on Thursday.

Thousands of excursionists are abandoning the big cities, taking advantage of the festive holidays.

Most of them are travelling to the provinces and abroad. More than 250,000 Greeks will spend Christmas in European capitals, in tourism destinations and exotic islands.

There will be an increase in movement in the coming days at the country’s airports, as many will pass the festivities abroad and at tourism places domestically.

At Athens’ “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport, from December 22-28 there will be more than 300 extra flights and another equal number is estimated to be made during the New Year period.”

However, those who enjoy winter sports and are planning to have a white Christmas in one of the ski centres of Europe and Greece will most probably be disappointed, as the lack of snow is unprecedented for this period.

From Friday, traffic police are expected to take extraorinary measures in the national highways so as to facilitate the exodus of the excursionists.

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