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    Suburban Train to the Airport

    by witness_wannabe Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Probably the second best option to reach the Airport (after an Airport Express Bus), provided you are lingering around the Larisis train station. The Metro looks like a "quicker" option, but it is not cheaper and you will be prone to switching trains. Not a big deal if you have no luggage. Fare: 6 euros one-way and 10 euros round-trip. No additional charge for the luggage. Trains depart every half-an-hour.

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    overnight train from Athens to Thessaloniki

    by Gaston1378 Written Jun 22, 2008
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    If you want to book in advance by phone, you can try following number.
    ((Unfortunately, official Greek railway website doesn't provide the online booking service, but you can try to book online via RailEurope http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm))
    If you are in Greece, please call "1110".
    If you are not in Greece, please call
    +30 2103624402
    +30 2103624403
    +30 2103624404
    +30 2103624405
    +30 2103624406
    I tried to make a booking via phone, but I failed.

    I told them I was in Netherlands, but they asked me to call 1110 again and again.>
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    The price I paid is EUR55.6 for two people in a 4 beds compartment.
    How to reach this office:
    Take metro to Larissa metro station then enter railway station.
    Pass the hall and reach platform 1 then turn left.
    The office for advance booking is at corner.

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    The Peloponnese station

    by AndyRG Updated Feb 18, 2008

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    It is near the central railway station, you go there by a bridge. The station had trains to the Peloponnese (2 directions, one to Patra and the other to Nafplio-Kalamata), the southern greater prefecture of Greece. International buses to Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey depart from Peloponnese train station.

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    ELECTRIC

    by STRATOS79 Written May 10, 2007

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    Electric operate since 1869 (at that time as a steam train)was original made to connect Athens with Piraeus port.In 1904 the line was electrified and in 1957 the electric extend with the connection from Piraeus to Kifissia(in 50 minutes) With 24 station separated in 3 zones and opened from 05:00 am

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    Athens-Peloponissos by train

    by Elena_blue Written Aug 9, 2006

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    For transportation from Athens to Peloponissos
    Try www.ose.gr for trains. Click EN on the right top corner for english language.

    In general the most expensive single ticket from Athens to somewhere in Peloponisos with train is 7,60 Euros.

    I prefer busses for myself because they are faster and more punctual on time but for you it is easier, when in Athens, to reach the railway station by metro system. The bus station at the moment is away from the city center with not a good transportation to/from there.

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    Train stations with a difference

    by Restless-in-kl Written Sep 12, 2005

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    I believe this is the only place in the world where you can get history lessons. When the Athenians were creating these subways, every time they dig, they discover ancient graves, old relics etc. So they came up with this great idea to display the treasures discovered in the stations instead of digging them up. My favourite station is the one in Syntagma.

    This is always a convenient way to travel around Athens as the network is well connected and affordable (singles trip starts at Euro 50 cents). If you plan to take a ferry at Pireus, just jump on the train and avoid traffic jams.

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    Larissa Station

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 15, 2004

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    Larissa Station, from internet

    For my journey north to Olympus, I had to catch a train from the Larissa Station. This actually turned out to be much easier than I had anticipated.

    Larissa, the metro stop, is on metro line 2.
    The exit puts you very near to the train station (only a very short walk). An interesting memory I had while taking a coffe at the attached restaurant at Larissa, was the graffitte located across the road on or near a basketball court. It SO much reminded me of Chicago. See if it reminds you of somewhere else!

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    Trains network

    by shiran_d Written Jun 14, 2003
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    It was very easy and cheap to travel in and around Greece.

    I very much enjoyed my trip by train, met many people and managed to learn so much about the greek traditions,

    Trains are slow. Give enough time for your trips when planning it.

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    The central train station

    by AndyRG Updated May 28, 2003

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    Larisis station

    Trains are not used so much -like in most countries- as there are not many railway lines (for example, a railway system doesn't even exist at the large north-western part of Greece).
    The central train station (it is small, the biggest of the country is the railway station of Thessaloniki) is accessible by "Larisa" metro station. Larisis station, as it is called, has trains to northern Greece and international services.

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    If you go by train, you'll be...

    by Esther75 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    If you go by train, you'll be surprised about the trainstation of Athens. It's soo small! Athens has got two stations: one for travelling to the north of Greece and one to the south. This pictures shows the one to the south. Well it's even smaller than the station in my hometown!

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    Train

    by lashr1999 Written Oct 15, 2005

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    The trains and buses in Athens are a pretty clean and cheap way to get around to some of the main sites in Athens.

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