The Athens subway network Attiko Metro
The Athens Metro (subway) Attiko Metro has 3 Lines the old one Line M1 (ISAP) that starts from Piraeus and ends in Kifissia and the new Athens Metro lines M2 that starts from Agios Antonios and ends to Agios Dimitrios and the line M3.that starts from Egaleo and ends at Doukissis Plakentias from there you can take the Athens suburban railway (Proastiakos) to the Airport.There are parking spaces in Line M2 at the stations of Egaleo , Eleonas, Keramikos, Katehaki, Ethniki Amyna, Nomismatokopio, Halandri and Plakentias ,at the stations of Line M3 there are parking space at the station of Sygrou (Fix).
History: The first Athens metro line -HSAP- linking Athens to Piraeus had steam powered trains and it was opened for the first time in February 1869 . The company during this time was called Rails of Athens Piraeus. The line became electric in 1904. In the year 1926 the company operating the railway and company operating the tram are cooperating and they create two new companies, the Electric Transport Company and the Greek Electric Railways. The first took over the management and operation of the tram lines and railway line Athens - Piraeus and the second took over the obligations of the Rails Athens Piraeus and the expansion and completion of the work of the railway Athens - Piraeus. The company HSAP established in 1976, when the rails Athens Piraeus became property of the Greek government. In 1996 started the construction of two lines of the Athens Metro in order to avoid additional burden on the traffic problem in Athens and to decongest the capital. The two new metro lines (2 and 3), known as the red and the blue line, start operating in 2000.Before the Olympics of 2004 all stations of the old line 1 were upgraded and modernised. Today, the old Piraeus Kifisia line 1 of HSAP and the Attiko Metro lines 2 and 3 serving 51 stations
The Athens Metro wagons and stations are very clean and modern and you wont find the usual graffiti vandalism on both of them.
Ticket prices: one way ticket 0.80 € , for unlimited use in all Athens transport for 1 and half hour you can get a ticket of 1 € , day tickets cost 3 € and weekly tickets 10 € . From the Athens airport the one way ticket cost 6 € while a return ticket within 48 hours cost 10 € . If you are 2 you can get a group one way ticket for 10 € .In Every station there automatic ticket machines where you can get your ticket, make sure to validate it on the entrances before you enter the train.
The new Athens subway network network and the extensions
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Older map of Athens Metro