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Athens Piraeus Electric Railways

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Spotless, slick and cheap transport

Couldn't believe how clean it is, the actual station and the trains. Very modern, super cheap. We took the metro from the Acropolis to the Metrol mall and it cost only 1.20 Euro... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Strand, South Africa
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Vienna, LA
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A group of young people swarmed onto a train as passengers were boarding; pushing and shoving everyone to create a distraction. Two couples, aged 68-70, were specific targets, selected as they waited on the platform to catch a train from Athens to Piraeus, Greece. One of the tourist had his backpack and a front pocket on his jacket unzipped. His... More 

Thank Gordon W
York, United Kingdom
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791 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I travelled on the Athens-Piraeus Electric Railway from Monistiraki and Omonia on six occasions on recent visits to Athens. Its quick, reliable and easy to use to get around Athens.

Thank JakeYork
York, United Kingdom
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791 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I caught the ISAP from Omonia to Piraeus and back when staying in Athens and catching a ferry from Piraeus. Fast efficient and cheap service. Look out for pickpockets though, as they do operate. Exercise caution and you will be fine.

Thank JakeYork
London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Piraeus metro station is quite charming but at the head end of the platform is this lovely little museum celebrating the development of the Athens underground system. It is very well presented and includes a complete 19th century wooden carriage. And it is free with a useful illustrated leaflet.

1 Thank arnottdavies
Strand, South Africa
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Couldn't believe how clean it is, the actual station and the trains. Very modern, super cheap. We took the metro from the Acropolis to the Metrol mall and it cost only 1.20 Euro. Airconditioned, well signed, each station announced - very good

Thank angeladuncan
Lucerne, Switzerland
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221 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This small museum run by the works of the railway about the railway is a little gem. Just at the end of the station in Piraeus. This collection has been lovingly put together by the works having collected items from all over the city. As my wife is from the city the railway was of great interest and brought back... More 

Thank Timothy B
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This piece of tourist -friendly transportation is a god-send for the independent traveller. Having arrived at Athens Eleutheros Venezelos airport, just out side of Arrivals is this life saver, great ticket hall , with ultra helpful , multilingual staff,who even decided that I was entitled to a pensioner discount, magic, when I used it last year, 2013, it ran from... More 

Thank Rog D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We took this option from the airport as I thought being the quickest it would be easier to try on the 1st day. We were sent everywhere and it took nearly 2 hours and we transferred to the metro. We used the Metro to get back to the airport and it took about an hour from Pireaus port Metro. The... More 

Thank Lincoln_PETE7904
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

If you intend to use Athens-Piraeus electric railway, do not miss to visit a small museum (established in 2005) located in the Piraeus station (exit area). I discovered it by chance on May 1st, 2013. What a surprise! It offers a nostalgic collection of everything associated with the construction and development of the first city railway in Athens. Although made... More 

1 Thank BRASerbia
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

in case that you are travelling to the greek island and the boat leaves you int he port of piraeus there is the train not far away(depends from the gate that the boat leaves you,otherwise there is a small free bus that takes you there) the train of piraues!it is safe area,however in the train be carefull your things!you never... More 

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