22.7.09

Next station: Monastiraki

Athens metropolitan has 3 Lines:
2 underground and 1 on-the-ground.
What you see is the external (green) line,
"the train" line as it is called here,
numbered "1" because it is the oldest of three.
You can find more information here.
Anyway, the cost is about 1euro for 90 minutes,
and you can also have a day-ticket
(for metro and all bus lines also)
just for 3euro.
This station is called "Monastiraki" (=little Monastirion).
It is one of the 2-3 most crowded and tourist stations,
because it is located in the heart of the city.
I took the photos on a very hot day, late noon,
that is why there are not many people around
-as there usually are.

4 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Trains, trains, I love to ride trains! We do have a light rail train in Minneapolis but I've only taken it once.

Nori said...

Looks very comfortable.
Not so noisy and not so hasty.
The station which I like to be there to watch those trains for long time...

Vogon Poet said...

Nice to see Athens metro, it has to be really hot at that time of the day. I have a nice piece of Greece on my blog today...

Tinsie said...

Great photos of the train line and stations!

Athens, the capital of Greece, with more than 3.000.000 people....
It's not just ancient ruins and pollution.
Its' also the suburbs, everyday people, gardens, bitter orange trees.

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