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TRANSPORTATION 

Athens, together with its suburbs and the neighbouring city of Piraeus, forms an integrated residential complex (the capital's main urban planning complex) numbering about 3.5 million inhabitants. The last few years have seen the development of state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure catering to residents and visitors in a fast and reliable way.

 Buses - trolleybuses: Athens is served by several bus and trolleybus lines. For more information click here.

  • Athens Metro: The network consists of three lines - Line 1 (the old Athens-Piraeus electric rail service known as ISAP), Line 2 (underground) and Line 3 (underground) - covering a considerable part of the Attica region. For more information visit www.amel.gr and www.isap.gr
  • Tram: The tram network connects the centre of Athens (Syntagma Square) to the southern (coastal) suburbs. For more information click here.
  • Suburban Railway (or Proastiakos): It accommodates travel to/from Athens and the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport, as well as neighbouring cities Corinth, Kiato and Chalkida. For more information click here.
  • Taxis: All taxis are yellow and equipped with a meter displaying the fare. The driver is obliged to activate the meter upon hire. From 05:00-24:00hrs Tariff 1 applies, while from 24:00-05: 00 hrs Tariff 2 comes into effect.

Tickets for the Athens Mass Transit System cost 0.50 euro for students (1.00 euro full price) and are valid for up to 90 minutes after their validation. 24-hour tickets are available for 3 euros and one-month cards for 18 euros (35 euros full price).