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Athens Happy Train

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Hop on and off this bright red train to take in the city’s main sights.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Syntagma 25, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0725 5400
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the worst idea we had while we were in Athens. This excursion no longer takes you up to the acropolis and you simple move around the traffic of central Athens with barely any tour guide announcements. I think in summer it has open windows...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bigby21
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

At firat we thought this is only for kids, but then we said - why not for adults as well! The littel city train goes arround a lot of places in the city and it a different point of view because it also goes were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniela S
Reviewed October 18, 2018

It could be better if the staff and particularly the lady who happened to be tour guide and was also responsible for selling tickets had a better customer services. When your electronic payment machine does not work-or you do not want it to work- and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Samiausie
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Having had a good experience with a little train tour of Luxembourg we thought that this would be a good way to see some highlights of Athens on our 1 available day (happened to be raining). The prior experience we had headphones with our language....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EWB-in-MB
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

You sit on a train and the woman who Sits up front merely calls out names of buildings when you pass. Most the time her microphone didn’t work so you could even hear her. It’s suppose to stop at each spot but it didn’t. This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hillary R
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The seats are uncomfortable, and they give little to no information on each of the sites that you pass. We regretted spending the money on it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NiallHa
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Great way to experience and rest in the middle of the day after walking.Very hot during noon time so keep that in mind. enjoy the ride!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hodporat
Reviewed September 10, 2018

It is a 40 minutes journey starting from Syntagma Square. The charges are 5 euro for adults and 3 for children. It passes through some important and some small busy lanes . The worst part was the commentary which we just could not hear. If...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BalkrishnaShroff
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

You get carted around some busy streets as well as some back alleys. Really don’t see much of any value at all. Our hostess was more concerned with eating and chatting with friends on her phone which caused a major tantrum and spat with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kpBunbury
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We took the "happy" train with our family when visiting Athens. For the duration of the ride we were subjected to choking exhaust fumes (we even moved to the last carried but it didn't get any better). It smells something between old diesel and motorcycle......More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alex P
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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,
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Piraeus HOHO and Athens Happy Train Option (0 Replies)
Arriving at Piraeus in a couple of weeks and would prefer to take the HOHO bus to Acropolis site. I would prefer to use the Happy Train instead of the HOHO Red Route to get nearer to other sites and dont know if you can buy a ticket on Happy Train at Acropolis instead of at start of tour. I dont see an option to buy just a Blue Route ticket from Piraeus to Acropolis only but assuse you can buy this when you board bus. Does anyone know if this is true and how much this ticket costs. Dont...More
October 17, 2012|
Ontario, Canada
Athens Happy Train (6 Replies)
Less than two weeks until our group of 20 travelers arrive in Athens for our 3 week trip to Greece, and I can hardly wait. I have asked questions about the Happy Train earlier but want a little more info if possible. We arrive 1 pm in Athens after our overnight flight from Ontario and by the time we get to the Electra Palace Hotel it will probably be mid-afternoon. I thought the "Happy Train" would be a great way to just relax, get over jet lag and see a little bit of the city. I understand...More
August 29, 2008|
Response fromJCTraveling08|
Thank you so much TH13 for your info and especially for the website. (I had found it difficult getting some actual information on this train). Do you know about the two different tours they have? The Silver Ring Tour looks like what we want, but the Golden Age Tour looks interesting for another day - but do you have to book that through a Travel agency? and do you know the cost? Thanks again for all your great Athens info.
Itinerary Help Please ! (15 Replies)
Hello – My family and I shall be visiting Athens in February. We will be there for 6 full days minus the days for travelling. I have been reading through the forum and have compiled a list of places to visit. I need help on several things, so I shall be posting a separate thread for each area of help. I already did for the hotel and got some good feedback. In this post I need help with the itinerary. I am planning to keep one day for an island day trip. So, that leaves us with 5 days. Also,...More
January 26, 2015|
Response fromeur0travel0r|
So, based on your response it seems that the below listed are close by and should be covered together. Is this too much to do in one day? Should these be covered in 2 days? • Acropolis Museum • Acropolis including “Theater of Dionysos” • Ancient Agora • Neighborhood of Anafiotika • Temple of Olympian Zeus Also, any suggestions on how to group the below? • Benaki Museum • National Archaeological Museum • Constitution Square (Syntagma) • Pandrossou Street Market • Mt....More