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Nea Ionia Metro Station

The decoration and the name of the Nea Ionia Metro Station are inspired by the Greeks of Asia Minor, from whom the district got its name.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1956 It was inaugurated and was the terminal station of Line 1 for a year.

    2003 Renovated.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

It is a station with two side platforms and two levels. The renovation that took place shortly before the 2004 Olympic Games included the aesthetic and functional upgrade of the platforms and shelters, without the shelters losing their post-war aesthetic identity at the same time. In approximately 50 square metres in total, the station hosts a painting by Alexandros Valvis on the subject of the regions of Ionia (today’s Turkish coast) and consists of plates made in Germany. His work narrates the history of Greeks in Pisidia from prehistoric times to the Asia Minor Catastrophe and the arrival of the refugees in Nea Ionia. On the upper level, we see the metal sculpture “Birds” by Fotis Raftopoulos, which is in harmony with the wavy shelters.

What I can't see

The station is located at the site of the old station of the Attica Railways, which closed in 1938. Its name was “Podarades”, as the settlement was called until the arrival of refugees from the Turkish coast (Ionia) and its renaming to Nea (new) Ionia.


Glyptothiki, (2010)

Last visit 16/8/2023


Field observation by scientific editors


Sansimera, (d.u.), Η ιστορία του σιδηροδρόμου ΠειραιάΚηφισιάς, [The history of Piraeus- Kifissia rails], in

Last visit 16/8/2023