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metro 3 day or is it 72 hours from validation

by martin343434

Hi, Im getting some conflicting views as to whether or not the 3 day ticket for the metro is valid untill midnight day 3 or if it is actually valid for 72 hrs from time of validation.
Does anyone know the answer?

Re: metro 3 day or is it 72 hours from validation

by brotherleelove

The 72 hour countdown begins once the ticket is stamped (first use) and there is no need to validate it again.

Re: metro 3 day or is it 72 hours from validation

by apexro

The ticket is valid 72 hours starting the time of the first validation.

Re: metro 3 day or is it 72 hours from validation

by hiflya

Make sure you do validate the ticket - there are no turnstiles that you need to go through so I'm sure that a few tourists might not see the need.
On my last trip, I had the police check my ticket for the first time - if it had not been validated, a fine would have followed.

Travel Tips for Athens

Student card

by TheView

If your are a student remember your student card. It will save you alot as you get hafe price on the metro and some museums. As a EC citizen you even get in for free at the acropolis and many more of the big sights in Athens :-)



Acropolis The most important ancitent momument in the western world, and is the reason why Athens existed.

Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city.

Reminder- Athens has a (...

by coast2coast

Reminder- Athens has a ( largely ) unfair reputation for suffering from smog. There is some smog but it is not as bad as some people say. Obviously high temperaures and atmospheric variations will have their affect, but it generally is not a problem.

Walking the Athinas Street

by amsterdam_vallon

One should not leave Athena without having walked down Athinas Street, that great working class thoroughfare, from Monastiraki to Omonia Square, and by all means do go into the incredible, immense, polyodorous and anachronistic fish and meat markets, each of which contains within several working men's restaurants, where the food is plentiful, open for viewing and selection, and cheap. It is a city experience not to be missed, especially as those structures are to be demolished and replaced by more hygienic, if less historical, markets. Across the street is the new, large outdoor fruit and vegetable market, which in its turn is surrounded by shops selling fowl of all varieties, rabbits, eggs, and all those edibles which the Greek public requires. At the rear of this market are two or three shops which sell only olives, and olive eaters will be in heaven there.

It is perhaps no more than a 20 minute walk to Omonia,a raffish place, but walk slowly and enjoy the incredible variety of shops where ordinary people buy what they need for their homes, gardens, kitchens, etc.

Greek drivers!

by Lilasel

The driver always has the right of way, even when stopping the car in the middle of traffic, going out to buy something like bread and then coming back. It is so outrageous that it's fun. :-) Maybe they are a bit crazy - greek drivers - but try to drive in Athens by yourself, find the place for parking or stroll through very dangerous mountain turns.
They drive masterly and maybe have the best driving experience! During my driving in Athens I had maybe the most emotional impressions of my life! :-)


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