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Survival phrases in Greek (part two) Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Vocabulary


Nikos Roussos (CC on flickr)

Nikos Roussos (CC on flickr)


It’s summertime in Greece and people make holiday plans.  If you are going to go to Greece for the holidays and would like to say some basic phrases in Greek, check the entry called  “Survival  phrases in Greek”.
If for a reason you have to or want to say more things in Greek, the following sentences might be of some use.
Μέσα μεταφοράς  Means of transportation

When you make a question it’s better to start the sentence by συγγνώμη (seegnomee= excuse me) or to end it by παρακαλώ (parakalo= please).


1. Τι ώρα είναι το πρώτο δρομολόγιο του μετρό;
(tee ora eenai to proto dromologeeo tou metro)
What time is the first metro timing?
2. Τι ώρα  είναι το τελευταίο δρομολόγιο του μετρό;
(tee ora  eenai to telefteo dromologio tou metro)
What time is the last metro timing?
3. Πού είναι η στάση;
(pou eenai ee stasee)
Where is the  (bus, train) stop?
4. Πόσο κάνει το εισιτήριο;
(poso kanee to eeseeteereeo)
How much does the ticket cost?
5. Πόσο κάνουν τα εισιτήρια;
(poso kanoun ta eeseeteereea)
How much do the tickets cost?
6. Πόσο κάνει το εισιτήριο με επιστροφή;
(poso kanee to eeseeteereeo me epeestrofee)
How much does the round-trip ticket cost?
7. Πού είναι τα εκδοτήρια;
(pou eenai ta ekdoteereea?)
Where is the box office?
8. Μήπως ξέρετε πού είναι ο / η / το ….. ;
(meepos xerete pou eenai o / ee / to?
Do you know where (city, place) is?
9. Πότε φεύγει το πλοίο / το λεωφορείο / το τρένο;
(Pote fevgee to pleeo / to leoforeeo / to traino)
Where does the ship  / the bus / the train leave?
10. Το λεωφορείο περνάει από τον / την / το ….;
(To leoforeeo pernaee apo ton / teen / to)
Does the bus pass by (city, place)
11. Πόση ώρα κάνει το τρένο;
(Posee ora kanee to traino)
How long does it take to get (there)  by train?
12. Θα ήθελα δύο εισιτήρια.
(Tha eethela deeo eeseteereea)
I ‘d like two tickets
13.Θα ήθελα μία θέση κοντά στο παράθυρο.
(tha eethela meea thesei konda sto paratheero)
I’d like to sit by the window.
14. Ο δρόμος είναι καλός;
(o dromos eene kalos)
Is the road smooth?


Καλό ταξίδι! (καλό ταξίδι= have a nice trip)


A video about public transportation in Athens.

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Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.


  1. αντονιο:

    good help for me. june16th skiathos . thank you
    γεια σας, πολι καλα, ευχαριστω