List of Athens Metro stations

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A map of Athens Metro lines currently in operation
A map of Athens Metro lines currently in operation

The Athens Metro is a rapid transit system serving Athens, the capital of Greece, and parts of East Attica. Since 10 October 2022, there are 66 stations on 3 different lines.

62 of the 66 Athens Metro stations are owned and operated by Urban Rail Transport S.A. (STASY). However, three stations (Pallini, Paiania–Kantza and Koropi) are owned by the Hellenic Railways Organisation, and operated by Hellenic Train, while the Athens Airport station is owned and operated by the airport authority that owns and manages Athens International Airport.

The opening of the second phase of the Line 3 extension towards Piraeus, in October 2022, added two new stations to the network (Dimotiko Theatro and Maniatika), bringing the total to 66.[1]

Overview[edit]

All Athens Metro trains and stations are accessible for wheelchair users.[2] However, Transport for Athens (OASA) advises wheelchair users of Line 1 to travel in the leading car, and to ask staff to deploy a portable boarding ramp (located on the platforms) at Agios Nikolaos, Monastiraki and Omonia, because the curved platforms at these stations leave a significant gap between the train and the platform.[3]

Stations[edit]

Listed for each of the 66 stations are the lines serving it, the local authority in which it is located, and the date when it opened. The spelling of the station names on this table, in English and Greek, are according to the signage. Interchange stations are counted once: they are currently five of them, at Attiki and Omonia (Lines 1 and 2), Monastiraki and Piraeus (Lines 1 and 3), and Syntagma (Lines 2 and 3).

¤ Limited service of one train every 36 minutes[4]
Terminal station
# Interchange station
Station
English
Station
Greek
Photograph Lines Locality Opened Interchanges and notes Ref.
Agia Marina Αγία Μαρίνα Athens Metro Line 3 Agia Varvara 14 December 2013 [5]
Aghia Paraskevi Αγία Παρασκευή Athens Metro Agia Paraskevi 2.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Chalandri 30 December 2010 This station opened after the extension to Chalandri. [6]
Agia Varvara Αγία Βαρβάρα Athens Metro Line 3 Agia Varvara 7 July 2020 [7]
Aghios Antonios Άγιος Αντώνιος Athens Metro Agios Antonios 2.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Peristeri 9 August 2004 [8]
Aghios Dimitrios
Alexandros Panagoulis
Άγιος Δημήτριος
Αλέξανδρος Παναγούλης
Agios Dimitrios metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 5 June 2004 [8]
Aghios Eleftherios Άγιος Ελευθέριος Athens Metro Agios Eleftherios station1.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Athens 4 August 1961 This station opened after the extension to Ano Patisia. [9]
Aghios Ioannis Άγιος Ιωάννης Agios Ioannis metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 15 November 2000 [10]
Aghios Nikolaos Άγιος Νικόλαος Athens Metro Agios Nikolaos station.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Athens 12 February 1956 [9]
Akropoli Ακρόπολη Akropoli metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 15 November 2000 [10]
Alimos Άλιμος Alimos metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Alimos 26 July 2013 [11]
Ambelokipi Αμπελόκηποι Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Ano Patissia Άνω Πατήσια Metro Athene 1979.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Athens 12 February 1956 [9]
Anthoupoli  Ανθούπολη 20140622-Anthoupoli-62D304 (7872).jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Peristeri 6 April 2013 [13]
Argyroupoli Αργυρούπολη Argyroupoli metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Elliniko-Argyroupoli 26 July 2013 [11]
Athens International Airport ¤†# Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών Athens Airport suburban rail and metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Spata-Artemida 30 July 2004 Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 4.

This station is operated by Athens International Airport S.A.

[8]
Attiki # Αττική Athens Metro Attiki Line 1.jpg Athens Metro Line 1Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 30 June 1949[a] [9]
Dafni Δάφνη Dafni metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 15 November 2000 [10]
Dimotiko Theatro †# Δημοτικό Θέατρο Dimotiko Theatro metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Piraeus 10 October 2022 Interchange with Athens Tram Line 7 at Dimarcheio. [1]
Doukissis Plakentias[b] †# Δουκίσσης Πλακεντίας Metro Δουκίσσης Πλακεντίας.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Chalandri 28 July 2004 Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 4 at Plakentias. [8]
Egaleo Αιγάλεω Athens metro Egaleo station2.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Aigaleo 26 May 2007 [14]
Eleonas Ελαιώνας Athens Metro Eleonas.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Aigaleo 26 May 2007 [14]
Elliniko  Ελληνικό Elliniko metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Elliniko-Argyroupoli 26 July 2013 [11]
Ethniki Amyna Εθνική Άμυνα Athens Metro Ethniki Amyna2.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 28 January 2000 [12]
Evangelismos Ευαγγελισμός Evangelismos metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Halandri Χαλάνδρι Halandri Metro Station, Athens.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Chalandri 24 July 2004 [8]
Holargos Χολαργός Athens Metro Holargos 3.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 23 July 2010 This station opened after the extension to Chalandri. [15]
Ilioupoli
Grigoris Lambrakis
Ηλιούπολη
Γρηγόρης Λαμπράκης
Ilioupoli metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 26 July 2013 This station originally opened without the Grigoris Lambrakis qualifier. [11]
Iraklio Ηράκλειο Irakleio-station.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Irakleio 4 March 1957 [9]
Irini Ειρήνη Eirini Station Vestibule.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Marousi 3 September 1982 This station opened after the extension to Kifissia. [9]
Kallithea Καλλιθέα Attica 06-13 Kallithea 01 Metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 1 July 1928 This station opened after the original route. [9]
KAT ΚΑΤ Kat-stathmos.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 27 March 1989 This station opened after the extension to Kifissia. [9]
Katehaki Κατεχάκη Athens Metro Katehaki.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Kato Patissia Κάτω Πατήσια Athens Metro Kato Patisia station.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Athens 12 February 1956 [9]
Kerameikos Κεραμεικός Keramikos metro st.1.JPG Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 26 May 2007 [14]
Kifissia  Κηφισιά Σταθμός ΗΣΑΠ Κηφισιά 7951.JPG Athens Metro Line 1 Kifissia 10 August 1957 [9]
Koropi ¤# Κορωπί Koropi station1.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Kropia 10 July 2006[c] Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 4.

This station is operated by GAIAOSE.

[16]
Korydallos Κορυδαλλός Korydallos Station.webp Athens Metro Line 3 Korydallos 7 July 2020 [7]
Larissa Station # Σταθμός Λαρίσης 20100215-AthensCentral-Alstom EMU.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 28 January 2000[d] Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 2Athens Suburban Railway Line 3 and Hellenic Train at Athens. [12]
Maniatika Μανιάτικα Maniatika metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Piraeus 10 October 2022 [1]
Marousi Μαρούσι Πλατεία Αμαρουσίου 2.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Marousi 1 September 1957 This station opened after the extension to Kifissia. [9]
Megaro Moussikis Μέγαρο Μουσικής Athens Metro Megaro Mousikis1.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Metaxourghio Μεταξουργείο Athens Metro Metaxourgio1.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Monastiraki # Μοναστηράκι Station Métro Monastiraki - Athènes (GRA1) - 2022-03-25 - 3.jpg Athens Metro Line 1Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 17 May 1895[e] Monastiraki is signed as "Monastirion" (Greek: Μοναστηριών) on the Line 1 platforms.[18] [9]
Moschato Μοσχάτο Moschato, Greece - panoramio.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Moschato-Tavros 9 August 1882 This station opened after the original route. [19]
Nea Ionia Νέα Ιωνία NeaIoniaISAPstation2.JPG Athens Metro Line 1 Nea Ionia 14 March 1956 [9]
Neo Faliro # Νέο Φάληρο Peiraias Faliro.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Piraeus 9 August 1882
resited 1887
Interchange with Athens Tram Line 7 at Gipedo Karaiskaki (towards Piraeus) or Stadio Irinis & Filias (towards Glyfada).

This station opened after the original route.

[19][9]
Neos Kosmos # Νέος Κόσμος Neos Kosmos metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 15 November 2000 Interchange with Athens Tram Line 6. [10]
Nerantziotissa[f] # Νεραντζιώτισσα Neratziotissa Station at Maroussi.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Marousi 6 August 2004 Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 4.

This station opened after the extension to Kifissia.

[8][21]
Nikaia Νίκαια Nikaia.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Nikaia-Agios Ioannis Rentis 7 July 2020 [7]
Nomismatokopio Νομισματοκοπείο 20100124-Nomismatokopio station.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 2 September 2009 This station opened after the extension to Chalandri. [22]
Omonia # Ομόνοια Athens metro Omonoia station1.jpg Athens Metro Line 1Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 17 May 1895[a]
resited 21 July 1930
[9]
Paiania–Kantza ¤# Παιανία - Κάντζα Athens Metro Line 3 Paiania 10 July 2006[c] Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 4.

This station is operated by GAIAOSE.

[16]
Pallini ¤# Παλλήνη Pallini Station.jpg Athens Metro Line 3 Pallini September 2006[c] Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 4.

This station is operated by GAIAOSE.

Panepistimio Πανεπιστήμιο Athens Metro Panepistimio3.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Panormou Πανόρμου Athens Metro panormou station.JPG Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Pefkakia Πευκάκια Pefkakia station-ISAP.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Nea Ionia 5 July 1956 This station opened after the extension to Nea Ionia. [9]
Perissos Περισσός Athens ISAP Perissos1.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Nea Ionia 14 March 1956 [9]
Peristeri Περιστέρι Peristeri Station (2013).jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Peristeri 6 April 2013 [13]
Petralona Πετράλωνα Stathmos-petralona.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Athens 22 November 1954 This station opened after the original route. [9]
Piraeus †# Πειραιάς[g] Akti Posidonos - panoramio.jpg Athens Metro Line 1Athens Metro Line 3 Piraeus 27 February 1869[h] Interchange with Athens Suburban Railway Line 1Athens Suburban Railway Line 2. [9][19]
Sepolia Σεπόλια Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 28 January 2000 [12]
Sygrou-Fix # Συγγρού-Φίξ Sygrou-Fix metro station.jpg Athens Metro Line 2 Athens 15 November 2000 Interchange with Athens Tram Line 6 at Fix. [10]
Syntagma # Σύνταγμα Athens Metro Syntagma Station 3.jpg Athens Metro Line 2Athens Metro Line 3 Athens 28 January 2000 Interchange with Athens Tram Line 6. [12]
Tavros
Eleftherios Venizelos
Ταύρος
Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος
Athens Metro Tavros 1.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Moschato-Tavros 6 February 1989 This station opened after the original route. [9]
Thissio Θησείο Athens metro Thisseio station.jpg Athens Metro Line 1 Athens 27 February 1869 [9]
Victoria Βικτώρια Victoria station athens metro.JPG Athens Metro Line 1 Athens 1 March 1948 [9]

Station layouts[edit]

Most Athens Metro stations have two tracks and two side platforms. The following stations have a different layout:

Station(s) Layout Notes Ref.
Kifissia Bay platform Kifissia has a second track on the western side of the platform, and is in regular passenger use. [24]
Agios Dimitrios, Athens Airport, Egaleo, Ethniki Amyna, Koropi, Monastiraki (Line 3), Paiania–Kantza, Pallini, Tavros Island platform Athens Airport has two island platforms, but Metro trains only use the middle track. [25][26]
Irini, Neo Faliro, Omonia (Line 1), Piraeus (Line 1) Spanish solution Irini has a third track to the south, for terminating trains only. Neo Faliro has a third track to the north, and is not in regular passenger use.

Future stations[edit]

Construction of the first stage of Line 4 began on 22 June 2021, with a target completion date of 2029.[27][28] The project will create fourteen new stations and make Evangelismos an interchange station with Line 3. Akadimia is expected to be a standalone station, but there will be a direct tunnel connection with Line 2 at Panepistimio, under Patriarch Gregory V Street.[29] All the stations will be underground.[30] Except for Evangelismos, the spelling of the station names on this table, in English and Greek, are according to Attiko Metro (the infrastructure manager of the Athens Metro).[28][31]

Station
English
Station
Greek
Lines Locality Opening Interchanges/Notes Ref.
Akademia # Ακαδημία Athens Metro Line 2Athens Metro Line 4 Athens 2029[a] Interchange with Athens Metro Line 2 at Panepistimio. [28]
Alexandras Αλεξάνδρας Athens Metro Line 4 Athens 2029
Alsos Veikou  Άλσος Βεΐκου Athens Metro Line 4 Galatsi 2029
Dikastiria Δικαστήρια Athens Metro Line 4 Athens 2029
Elikonos Ελικώνος Athens Metro Line 4 Galatsi 2029 Elikonos was a late addition to the first stage of Line 4: the residents of the area petitioned Attiko Metro to add a second station in Kypseli, because of the long distance between Galatsi and Kypseli. Attiko Metro struggled to find an appropriate location for the extra station because they feared that the elevation of the platforms would be around 50 metres (160 feet) deep.[32] In December 2017, Attiko Metro agreed to build Elikonos: according to the April 2018 technical drawing, the station will still be one of the deepest on the Metro, at around 35 metres (115 feet).[33]
Evangelismos # Ευαγγελισμός Athens Metro Line 3Athens Metro Line 4 Athens 2029[i]
Exarchia Εξάρχεια Athens Metro Line 4 Athens 2029
Galatsi Γαλάτσι Athens Metro Line 4 Galatsi 2029
Goudi  Γουδή Athens Metro Line 4 Zografou 2029
Ilissia Ιλίσια Athens Metro Line 4 Zografou 2029
Kessariani Καισαριανή Athens Metro Line 4 Kaisariani 2029
Kolonaki Κολωνάκι Athens Metro Line 4 Athens 2029
Kypseli Κυψέλη Athens Metro Line 4 Athens 2029
Panepistimioupoli Πανεπιστημιούπολη Athens Metro Line 4 Kaisariani 2029 Panepistimioupoli was originally proposed in 2014 as "Near East" (Greek: Νήαρ Ήστ) at a different location.[34]
Zografou Ζωγράφου Athens Metro Line 4 Zografou 2029

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Line 2 station opened on 28 January 2000.[12]
  2. ^ Doukissis Plakentias is signed as "Plakentias" (Greek: Πλακεντίας) on the Athens Suburban Railway.
  3. ^ a b c Pallini, Paiania–Kantza and Koropi opened on 30 July 2004, for Athens Suburban Railway trains only.
  4. ^ The opening date applies to the Line 2 station only.
  5. ^ The Line 3 station opened on 22 April 2003.[17]
  6. ^ Nerantziotissa is signed as "Neratziotissa" (Greek: Νερατζιώτισσα) on the Athens Suburban Railway.[20]
  7. ^ Formerly signed as Πειραιεύς (Peiraieus): one surviving sign with such spelling can be found above the western entrance.[23]
  8. ^ The Line 3 station opened on 10 October 2022.[1]
  9. ^ The Line 3 station opened on 28 January 2000.[12]

References[edit]

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