Athens Greece Guide
The Complete travel Guide to Athens and Greece


The Athens Metro


The Athens Metro System

Acropolis metro station

The Athens Metro system is one of the most modern and best undergrounds in Europe. Since the Olympic games in 2004 many new stations have been added and many more in the pipe line.

Like any large city travelling around using the metro is a must to get around, you can even travel from the airport to Athens using Line 3 Egaleo - Airport. Unlike some metro systems in other cities the Athens metro is fairly easy to use. There are only 3 Lines with 4 interchanges - Monastiraki, Syntagma, Attiki and Omonia

Line 1 Piraeus - Kifissia.
Line 2 Aghios Antonios - Aghios Dimitrios.
Line 3 Egaleo - Airport.

Please click on the map below for a map of the Athens metro.

Monastiraki metro station

What makes the Athens metro so different from others is that some of the stations display archeological finds like a museum. When building the metro there were thousands of ancient objects found - pottery, statues, even graves! This is no surprise with a city as old and steeped in history as Athens. The best places to see these are the Acropolis, Syntagma and Monastiraki Stations. Monastiraki Station has a small stream flowing through it, you can look down at this and some ancient buildings from inside the station.

For more information go to the official metro website

Acropolis metro station

Information on the Athens Metro System

Fares: The 1 hour 30 min ticket can be used to travel on buses, trolley bus, tramway and suburban railway for 1.5 hours from time of validating ticket. 1.00 euro, reduced 0.5 euro.(not to or from the airport)

The 3 day Touristic costs 15.00 euros and is valid for 3 days. This ticket can be used to and from the airport as well as buses, trolley bus, tramway and suburban railway.

The 7 day ticket costs 10.00 euros it's valid for 10 days and can be used to travel on buses, trolley bus, tramway and suburban railway (not to and from the airport).

The ticket to or from the airport costs 6.00 euros and can be only used once.