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“One of the oldest metro lines in the world”

Athens Piraeus Electric Railways
Ranked #56 of 151 Transportation in Athens
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Luton, United Kingdom
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“One of the oldest metro lines in the world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Although the trains on the original Athens Piraeus Electric Railways (Line 1)
are completely covered with graffiti and in dire need of a refit inside it is a reliable service. The Athens Piraeus Electric Railway was originally a suburban service and later it was incorporated into the full metro system where it interchanges with Lines 2 & 3 at various points to Kifissia. The Metro Line is one of the oldest in the world.

At Monastiraki the train passes remains of Athen's past on it’s way to the next stop Thissio. The most southerly station is Piraeus; the station itself is grand but it is very tired and there is a less than salubrious feel to the area, across the busy road is where Ferries of all sizes go to far flung reaches of the Aegean Sea making Piraeus a very important hub.

Visited June 2012
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Monemvasia, Greece
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“Slow.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

They are another clean option for getting around Athens, but on a hot day heading down to the beach, they are so slow I feel like sometimes I could walk faster!

Visited September 2011
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“The first metropolitan railway of Athens”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

If you have some more time while in Athens, a nice way to see some of its neighbourhoods, and witness how it had evolved through the years you can catch one of these trains. Now incorporated to the city's main subway system, this green line, runs from the port of Piraeus to the northern suburbs of Kifissia, both under and over ground. Not exactly the first sightseeing activity I would recommend, but an interesting one though.

Visited June 2012
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Falmouth, Cape Cod
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“Most practical way to get to (or from...) Piraeus.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

We used it to visit to Piraeus as well as to get to the ferries. If you're heading anywhere by boat, take ISAP (this is what it is called), cross the pedestrian overpass and take the free shuttle bus to your ferry terminal. Simple and cheap.

Visited May 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Mass transportation Old woden cars have been withdrawn Can help avoid heavy Athens trafic. Again nothing special

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