Ethniki Amyna metro station

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Εθνική Άμυνα
Ethniki Amyna
Athens Metro Ethniki Amyna2.jpg
Station platforms and sculptures
General information
Coordinates38°00′00″N 23°47′08″E / 38.00000°N 23.78556°E / 38.00000; 23.78556Coordinates: 38°00′00″N 23°47′08″E / 38.00000°N 23.78556°E / 38.00000; 23.78556
Managed bySTASY
Line(s)Athens Metro Line 3
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Key dates
28 January 2000Opened[1]
Preceding station Athens Metro Athens Metro Following station
Katechaki Line 3 Cholargos

Ethniki Amyna (Greek: Εθνική Άμυνα, lit.'National Defence') is an Athens Metro Line 3 (Blue Line) station with an island platform, situated close to the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. When the Metro first opened, it served as the terminal station for all trains to that direction (Syntagma station being the other end of the line at the time).

Station layout[edit]

G Ground Exits/Entrances
C Concourse Customer Service, Tickets
Platform 1 Athens Metro Line 3 towards Dimotiko Theatro (Katechaki)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Athens Metro Line 3 towards Athens Airport (Cholargos)

Cultural works[edit]

Ethniki Amyna has four art installations: three sculptures at the platform level and one large installation in the concourse.[2]

  • Dimitris Kalamaras: The dead fighter (platform level)
  • Clearhos Loukopoulos: Stele (platform level)
  • Costas Koulentianos: Nouvelle Generation IX (platform level)
  • Costas Tsoklis, Underground Park (concourse)


  1. ^ Delezos, Kostas (28 January 2000). "From today, Athens moves to the rhythm of the Metro". Ta Nea (in Greek). Athens: Alter Ego Media. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  2. ^ "AttikoMetro Inside". Attiko Metro SA. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.