- “...With coordinated fire from the Athens and the Malta, nothing's getting past this battle cluster in one piece.”
Athens Station (ODA-144) was a UNSC Orbital Defense Platform in Geosynchronous Orbit above Earth. It was so named because it held geosynchronous orbit above the city of Athens, Greece. However, by the looks of the station's location through the Cairo Station's windows, It appears to be much further south than Athens really is. It was in the same battle cluster as both Cairo Station and Malta Station.
During the Battle of Earth, the Athens was destroyed right after the Malta and in the same fashion: Covenant boarders placed a Antimatter charge on the station and then withdrew prior to its detonation. This of course led the human forces on board to believe they had beaten the Covenant back.