The ports of Attica were packed on Sunday as the last August holidaymakers leave for the islands ahead of the Greek Orthodox holiday of the ?Dormition of the Mother of God? (‘Kimisis tis Theotokou’) on August 15.

Twenty-seven ferries are scheduled to leave from Piraeus, thirteen from Rafina and six from Lavrio for the islands of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese and Crete.

The port authorities said that on Saturday, 33,077 passengers left from Piraeus, 8,578 passengers from Rafina and 2,980 from Lavrio.