In all twenty-eight stations of the Athens Metro currently in operation, the "hidden" city and our cultural heritage are revealed through the coexistence of significant archaeological finds with works of art of contemporary Greek artists. This effort did not commence, of course, from a contractual or a legal obligation of ATTIKO METRO S.A., but it is the outcome of the particular importance that has been given to the quality of life in the capital.
Concurrently with the creation of special areas for the display of the most important archaeological finds, ATTIKO METRO S.A. implemented (for the first time in a Greek Public Transportation Project) an "art program", i.e. works of art created by distinguished Greek artists grace almost the total of the Athens Metro Stations.
Worldwide famous Greek artists, taking into consideration the multiple possibilities offered by the network, created works of art for each station and today the richness of our cultural heritage is displayed in the New Metropolitan Railway of the city.
Concurrently, in order to give the possibility to highlight the ideas of younger artists, ATTIKO METRO S.A. announces art program related tenders for specific stations and until the present day, three works of art have been integrated to the network.
The art program will continue to be implemented in the new stations of the Athens Metro extensions, as well as in the Thessaloniki Metro Base Project.