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Cheap but not great

We took the train with our small kids. I was expecting a bit more ability to see the sites or even... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ShannaAndFamily
,
OH
via mobile
Could be better

I really wanted something to hop-on and off the city center. This was not the case with this train... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
alexandernevsky2018
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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 days ago
“Cheap but not great”
Sep 25, 2017
“Athens tour via Happy Train ”
About
Hop on and off this bright red train to take in the city’s main sights.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Syntagma 25, Athens, Greece
Syntagma
Website
+30 21 0725 5400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the train with our small kids. I was expecting a bit more ability to see the sites or even more stopping. After reading the other reviews I'm not sure why ours didn't seem to stop more than a few times to let people...More

Thank ShannaAndFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If SNL ever spoofed a Greek city tour, this would be it. Bored, inarticulate teen providing incomplete, useless & incomprehensible info. Her English accent was very poor. The train hardly stops. No map or guide to get your bearings. We missed the Archeology Museum (our...More

Thank TurkishDelite73
Reviewed June 12, 2018

I really wanted something to hop-on and off the city center. This was not the case with this train unfortunately. On the other hand, the tour was quite intresting. Commentary can be improved.

1  Thank alexandernevsky2018
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We sat in the train for more than half an hour when we've been told it will start shortly. Also the train is very slow, there are no real explanations and you can't really see anything

Thank yalro
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Don’t bother, they don’t stick to their times waited ages over 45 minutes to then be told when it arrived that a group had booked and if space we could get on or get the one right behind. At no point were we told that...More

2  Thank Sophia P
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We waited 45 minutes for the train. 2 appeared together and we were told to get on the first one with a large school group. What we were failed to be told was that as a group were on it it wasn’t going to stop...More

2  Thank Paloma D
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely thing to do if u with smaller kids. Goes up and down places of interest. Not very expensive. U can arrange stop when needed but sadly no bell to ask for stop. As we are before tourists season the train did not stop everywher...More

2  Thank joo31
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

I can’t comment on the trip as it did not happen. We arrived and were invited to sit in the train and it would be setting off in ‘about 10 mins’. That was fine. We sat there for much longer than 10 mins so we...More

2  Thank Susan S
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We used the happy train more-so to get around and to see things quickly as we only had the 1 day in Athens. The train itself was a fun experience but if I were to be taking it to hear the commentary on all the...More

1  Thank Angela_and_Brodie
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The train audio system is very poor. The train also goes through very busy roads so the commentary is impossible to understand over the traffic noise. The driver and guide do not explain much on how it works unless asked in detail. They could not...More

1  Thank cap10awesome
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Nearby
Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
...More
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