1 April 2016

Greek authorities on Thursday began bussing hundreds of migrants and refugees to new accommodation

By mid-morning, at least four buses departed for the port town of Kyllini in western Greece, some 280 km from Athens, where they will be housed in a former tourist complex. Families began gathering at the dock as more buses were expected to be deployed. Other buses left for the cities of Ioannina and Larissa in northwestern and central Greece. “I believe the first group to go to Kyllini will relay the message to the rest that it's a decent place, and we won't have a problem moving (more) people there,” George Kyritsis, a government spokesman, told Greek TV.