Syntagma Station

Syntagma Station, Athens: Address, Syntagma Station Reviews: 4/5

Syntagma Station
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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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  • Syntagma • 2 min walk
  • Nomismatokopio • 4 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
This is one of the largest metro stations in town and a place where one changes trains to another line. It is very open, extremely clean, modern, with good signs and easy to figure out. Busy.
Written January 12, 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,303 contributions
The station is below the park. Stop in and view the mini archeological museum which contains items found during the construction of the subway.

Good signage on the walls helps to understand the stratification over many centuries.
Written October 6, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
We used this Metro station several times and it functions well. The underground area is very large so it never felt crowded, even though lots of people pass through it. A couple of lines come together here, so lots of transfers.
Written August 12, 2021
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,193 contributions
The most crowded Metro station in Athens. It connects Tram and metro. Also, on the medium floor, it has exhibitions all the time!
Written December 4, 2019
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Hassina K
London, UK2 contributions
Family
My mother and i were travelling from Keramikos station on Saturday 6th February around 9-10pm, we were stopped at Syntagma station to take another route back to our hotel when we were stopped by two station attendees one greek short older lady in her 50's and a greek man in his 40's. We were questioned about our ticket since we didn't realise we had to validate it from Keramikos station. The lady was so rude and abusive to us and demaned that we pay 42 euros each or they would take our passports from us as we hadn't validated our tickets. We explained to them that we did not realise that we had to do this and this was simply a mistake. We were then told to go to a room behind the ticket desk and questioned further by two other greek guides who looked like the greek police. Both my mother and i were in total shock as we didn't realise that the greek authorites can be this rude and abusive towards coloured people. This older lady kept shouting remarks of how stupid we were not to have validated our tickets. I thought this was utterly disgusting since we did not do anything wrong. I was so upset by this and started crying but nothing was done. We had no choice but to pay the 42 euros then leave the station. I will never return to Athens again and would like to inform everyone that to be careful when travelling by metro or by taxi and to watch out for this kind of behavior from the greek authorities. I will be reporting this incident to my local MP.
Written February 10, 2016
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Travel790972
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Couples
Arrived in Athens in the afternoon with my wife today. Looked at the metro map and it seems cheap and easy to get to our hotel.

While transferring at the syntagma station three men crowded the entrance when I was trying to enter the train, took two seconds to realize they weren't going in but my wife was already in. I had to push through then to get in and once the doors closed I immediately knew what had happened. They must have pick pocketed me. Sure enough, our passports were gone.

No security, staff or police around at all! I could have grabbed one of them and yelled and no one official would have helped. Luckily my wallet and phone was somewhere else.

Went through four cities in Italy without even feeling something close to this. This specific station is a hot zone. Beware and good luck!
Written May 7, 2019
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andrewhaucke
Nashville, TN180 contributions
Friends
This is a perfect spot to spend some time while in Athens.

The square itself is a haven from the bustling on the street and is ideal for sitting back and people watching as people cross through. On the corner is a kiosk if you wanted to get some snacks or cold drinks, including beers.

The Grande Bretagne Hotel is right there, cool to check out the lobby (and actually used the restroom here, very clean.) This is where the Nazi headquarters were in Athens during World War II.

The Parliament Building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (changing of the guard ceremony once an hour) is across the street.

The subway station itself is a museum...from the top, you can look down and see the old city ruins below. Once inside the subway, walk around the perimeter to see the artifacts and even a mummified body in the walls. Towards the front of the station there are vendors selling (and giving free samples) of local delicacies....honey, chocolate, etc.

Written March 19, 2014
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Veros G
Athens, Greece252 contributions
Syntagma metro station is an underground station on the Syntagma square. Syntagma square the last two decades has become the center of all public transportation. Before was the Omonia square.
Just below the Greek parliament syntagma station is the most convenient spot for every tourist. I use that station very often. It is clean, spacious and safe. Be careful not to forget validating your ticket. Many tired and forgetful tourists face big penalties. Contrary to the electric urban railway train stations, the Syntagma metro station you will find fewer beggars and pickpockets bar fat. The surveillance is much tighter.
It was ready in 2000 and its construction was a part of the 2004 Olympics games in Athens. It is a jewel in a city which is not very neat and clean.
Syntagma station - Acropolis station and Monastraki station is a triangle which prevent tourists from loosing their orientation.
Written August 15, 2014
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,556 contributions
Its the central station of Athens. When catching the train in from the airport (M3) line, we got off and changed trains and went on from there to Akropoli station.
The M3 and M2 lines cross at this station. It was fairly clean and there was a lot of police and station attendants around so it felt very safe.
Written November 1, 2020
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Surina
4 contributions
Athens is a very peaceful and a very safe place to explore we travel here for 5 days and explore the city by walking the people are very friendly the streets have lots of cafes and one could sip coffee and relax
and discovered many places like Plaka and the Acropolis. We took a day cruise to the small three islands
it was a beautiful sight no doubt I will always recommend friends to visit this wonderful place. The only thing I would FIRST WARNED VISITORS IS TO AVOID TAKING THE TRAIN or METRO to SYNTAGMA STATION
ALWAYS TAKE the bus from the airport to Syntagma Station and do likewise when you going back to the airport again. This is much SAFER AND VERY CONVENIENT. I think the authorities are fully aware of such activities
and are ignoring the situation. IT'S A REAL SHAME TO ALLOW THE PICKPOCKETS TO MARRED THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY.
Written April 29, 2019
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