The function of the Athens Metro is characterized by the following contradiction: it is simultaneously one of the oldest and one of the most recent means of transportation in the city. Indeed, with the import of the electro-motion in Greece in 1904, the steam-driven railroad that covered the route Piraeus-Thisio during the prior 45 years became one of the first European Metro rails.
After sequential expansions, the current Line 1 of the Attiko Metro reached Kifisia, in 1957, while in 1976 the Greek government created I.S.A.P. (Áthens Piraeus Electric Railways) – after the abolition of E.I.S. (Hellenic Electric Railways), which had taken over the operation of the electric railways since 1925.
We had to reach the dawn of 21st Century for the completion of the huge and complex project of constructing the Attiko Metro (considering the age and the cultural history of Athens).
Given the worsening traffic conditions in the streets of Athens and the accelerated coverage of distances that the Metro offers, the Athenian public soon showed its trust in this mode of transportation.
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SYNTAGMA METRO STATION
The most beautiful metro station with impressive archaeological finds and the marvelous umbrellas structure by the sculptor Zogopoulos.
THE BEST LOCATIONS IN ATHENS
Hand made leather goods of Greek origin like, high quality / exclusive handbags and belts, are sold here. ... more
Huge variety of ties for all seasons and tastes.... more
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM SHOP
There is a gift shop, and a cafe in the sculpture garden where you can buy a copy or a... more
LESHI TOU DISKOU
Small record store in the arcade next to the Opera-House with classical and a little jazz music.... more
ART BOOKSTORE KOAN
Art book store with many aesthetic choices from the areas of cinematography, photography, painting and a whole lot more. ... more
A paradise for booklovers. Here you may find antique and rare books, engravings and manuscripts from the 15th - 20th... more
Original handmade ceramics in a variety of colors are found here. If you are lucky, you might see the artist... more