Transport in Greece
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Athens Metro13-12-2012 10:40
The Athens Metro is an underground rapid transit system serving the capital of Greece. It was constructed in 2000 in order to decrease traffic congestion and clean up the environment by reducing Athens' smog level.
Nowadays, the two Lines of the Athens Metro (red and blue lines) serve approximately 700.000 passengers on a daily basis. In addition, Line 1 of ISAP (green one) serves more than 415.000 passengers. Therefore, combined with the Tramway and the Suburban Railway, the Metro System contributes to the development of a Modern Transit Model and to the enhancement of the every-day life in Attica Basin.
Line 2 (Red Line) Stations:
Aghios Dimitrios (or else Alexandros Panagoulis) - Dafni - Aghios Ioannis - Syngrou Fix - Acropolis - Syntagma - Panepistimio - Omonia - Metaxourghio - Larissa Station - Sepolia - Aghios Antonios.
Line 3 (Blue Line) Stations:
Athens International Airport - Koropi - Peania Kantza - Pallini - Doukissis Plakentias - Chalandri - Aghia Paraskevi - Nomismatokopeio - Cholargos - Ethniki Amyna - Katehaki - Ambelokipi - Megaro Moussikis - Evangelismos - Syntagma - Monastiraki - Keramikos - Eleonas - Egaleo.
One of the unique characteristics of the Athens Metro is the fact that its construction was actually the vessel for the execution of large-scale archaeological excavation works. More specifically, in the framework of the Metro construction, the greatest archaeological excavation in the Athens area was carried out (spanning over an area of 79000m2), which revealed more than 50.000 ancient articles. Today, the ancient articles are in public display for the first time in six prestigious Metro Stations, inviting thus every rushing passenger, either Greek or foreigner, to examine and admire them.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
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