The Athens Metro consists of three lines, the red one, the green one and the blue one, and covers the city centre, residential districts and the airport. At many stations there are exhibitions of ancient items found when building the metro. There are 65 metro stations in total with lines length of 84,5 km. Working hours: from 5.30 a.m. till 0.30 a.m. Please note that Lines 2 and 3 work till 2.30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
A ticket costs € 1.40. It is valid for 90 minutes after activation and can be used for other means of public transport. There are passes of the following kinds: for 24 hours – € 4.50, for 5 days – € 9.00, for a journey to the airport – € 10.00.
Tickets can be purchased from ticket offices and special ticket machines located at the metro stations. There are no ticket barriers we are used to, so passengers are often checked: the fine amounts to 60-fold cost of the journey, so do not forget to activate the ticket before entering the station.