Metro Pireaus to Athens?

Mar 29th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Metro Pireaus to Athens?

I will be in Crete in June and am considering taking the ferry from Iraklion to Pireaus. Is the metro open from Pireaus to Athens? I know the metro from the airport is closed for a few months. Are any of the metro lines running during the summer? If it is not available to the city, I would prefer to take the bus instead of a taxi to Athens. Can anyone help? Which bus should I take if I need to? Thanks.
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Mar 29th, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Yes, it's still running. The Green Line train will take you from the Piraeus Metro Station to either the Monastiraki or Omonia Stations as well as to others a bit further out from the center of the city. It runs between 6 a.m. and Midnight (times approximate). The Red Line is fully operational and the Blue Line is partly operational from Monastiraki out about halfway to the airport, I think to the Ethniki Amyna Station, if I'm not mistaken. Someone else might know for sure.
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Mar 29th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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thanks brotherlee!
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Feb 25th, 2010, 09:07 AM
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In taking the Metro from Pireaus to the Acropolis, do you get off at the Monastiraki station and walk there? Or, is it possible to transfer to the Blue Line and go to the Acropoli station? Thanks.
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Feb 25th, 2010, 09:10 AM
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The airport line was completely open this past October. It may have just reopened in mid September. You can transfer to the Blue line.
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Feb 25th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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You can walk from the Monastiraki station to the Acropolis or you can transfer at Monastiraki to the Blue line to Syntagma Square and then transfer to the Red line to Acropoli Station. If you walk from Monastiraki you will be able to walk through the popular Plaka district as well.
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