Greek authorities have begun for a second day moving people out of the sprawling Idomeni refugee camp on the country's northern border with Macedonia.

Some of those staying in Idomeni had already boarded two buses waiting to take them to other, organized camps by the time police arrived at about 8:30 a.m. (0530 GMT) Wednesday.

More than 700 police were deployed but no violence was reported in the operation that began at dawn Tuesday in the camp of more than 8,000 people. Journalists have been banned from approaching the site.

Authorities said about 2,000 people were moved on the first day. The camp's evacuation is expected to last several days.