Welcome Pickups
Welcome Pickups
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Welcome helps you make the most of your travels by providing transfer services from the airport or port, tips and tailor-made private experiences led by locals. Let a Local English speaking driver introduce you to Athens!
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The area
Neighborhood: Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighborhoods Psirri and Gazi provide some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an interesting blend of original small businesses with the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of Keramikos, then cross busy Pireos Street to find yourself in Gazi. With the huge Technopolis performance and art complex converted from old gasworks at its heart, you really have to come at night to appreciate this maze of bars at its best, although a daytime stroll will allow you to admire the excellent street art.
How to get there
  • Monastiraki • 3 min walk
  • Thissio • 5 min walk
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YDR86
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Excellent service - easy booking system, gives good peace of mind especially when arriving to islands after long ferry rides. Drivers were all great, on time or early and found the service to be totally dependable. Used them in Santorini, Paros and Athens with no issues. They are definitely a fair bit more expensive than taxis so for Athens where taxis are plentiful shop around but on the islands, especially when arriving at a crazy busy port it’s a no brainer.
Written October 2, 2022
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DCglobal2018
10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I was in Athens in September 2022 and used Welcome Pickups three times: Airport arrival to Airbnb apt, apt to Piraeus port, and Piraeus to Airport. I had a different driver for each trip. On each occasion the driver arrived early, was both friendly and very capable, and safely transported me to my destination in a timely fashion. All three drivers spoke serviceable to good English. I highly recommend this service company. I could not have asked for better or more careful treatment. The prices are about 20-25% higher than hailing a cab would be but well worth the difference for the ability to book in advance and the reliability of the service provided.
Written October 1, 2022
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jan07Glasgow
Glasgow11 contributions
Aug 2022
Booked driver from Welcome Pickups online for trip from Piraeus Cruise Port Athens to visit The Olympic Stadium, our allocated driver Panagiotis was at our meeting point in Port, he introduced himself and gave us a very welcome chilled bottle of water, I travelled with partner + visually impaired adult son. Throughout our journey Panagiotis was very informative giving us recommendations for us to make the most of our visit, his English was great too.
Highly recommend booking Welcome Pickups, if I return to Athens I would book this company, drivers on time, polite and informative, clean cabs, great communication before pickup. super service with reasonable price, thank u
Written August 12, 2022
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Stan
High Wycombe, UK1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Booked a taxi to collect my family from Rhodes airport to take us to our hotel. Asked for collection 40 minutes after arrival. The app said the driver would monitor the flight so that he arrived at the right time. I kept the driver updated by WhatsApp. As the airport was busy, it took slightly longer than an hour to get through passport control and collect our luggage. The driver (who was still at the airport when we came out) cancelled the job and said we should find another way of getting to our hotel. He said he was only obliged to wait 1hr from the moment the plane landed. Once that time passed, he could cancel the job and keep the money. He said that they ignore the time collection is requested and to check their terms and conditions. He eventually agreed that we should be refunded but the company have refused to honour that promise and have insisted that they are keeping all of the pre-paid fare.
Written July 17, 2022
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WelcomePickups
We are exceptionally disappointed to receive the feedback you have shared following your experience with us. Please let me assure you our team set out to deliver experiences for every customer which are both welcoming and personalized in delivery, however it would seem we have not been able to do this in this instance. Could you please get into contact with our customer service department And provide them with a transfer id so that we can have a more in depth Look into what happened with your transfer
Written August 2, 2022
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SouthWestBest
London, UK222 contributions
Aug 2022
Welcome Pickups is a terrible untrustworthy and dishonest taxi company. I booked a taxi in Greece and paid in advance using the App. When I called them 1.5 hours early to bring the booking forward they refused to do so. Forced to cancel the booking, they still charged me the full amount and refused to refund me anything. After much back and forth they begrugedly offered me a voucher for a few pennies, even though they dont operate in my country which they know.

I’ve emailed Lance Drake and Alexandros Siamos at Welcome Pickips, who both refused to refund me the €35 . Absolutely shocking customer service to take someone’s money, especially vulnerable tourists.

On top of this, I experienced their drivers using their mobile phones while driving twice. I had to caution them, one was kind enough to apologise, the other gave me a rude look and laughed - he also didn’t wear his seatbelt for half the journey.

This company is unprofessional and making money off tourists. Use them at your peril.
Written August 24, 2022
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Sarah G
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We barely scheduled our pick-up 25ish hours prior to our flight. It was recommended by our hotel. All I can say is don’t use this service! First off, the prices are ridiculous! Second they offer no flexibility what so ever. I’m a first time traveler and will never use them ever in the future. I scheduled my pick up, my flight was delayed, I didn’t have the app and I was on crappy santorini airport WiFi, so I managed to cancel my pick up about 2 hours in advance, and tried to contact them about moving it later since we were running late. They wouldn’t give us another pick-up or a refund. 2 hours is not enough notice for a pick up and they only refund u partially for a cancellation more than 24 hours prior. And no refund at all within 24 hours of a pick up. So I wasted 61 euros and I’m pissed. The city transport services in athens are great and you can get a three day tourist pass for 20 euros. That will provide airport transportation!!! Don’t use this company!!!
Written May 28, 2022
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WelcomePickups
We are exceptionally disappointed to receive the feedback you have shared following your experience with us. Please let me assure you our team set out to deliver experiences for every customer which are both welcoming and personalized in delivery, however it would seem we have not been able to do this in this instance. Please accept our apologies for this. Could you please get into contact with our customer service department at hello@welcomepickups.com and provide them with a transfer ID so that we can have a more in depth look into what happened with your transfer.
Written June 1, 2022
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Gillian G
Edinburgh, UK18 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We used this service for arrival and departure from Athens Airport to city centre. This was a very professional service. The drivers turned up on time and were very helpful in assisting with luggage and mobility problems. The driver on arrival (Andreas) was very informative and made special efforts to get as close to the hotel as possible Would certainly recommend them.
Written April 28, 2022
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Mark and Gabrielle
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Travelled in a group of 4 (2 couples). Spent a few weeks in Italy and a week in Greece. Pre booked 7 transfers with welcome pickups and couldn't be happier with the service. The app is a great system, we were always advised in advance as to who our driver would be and the details of the vehicle. We had transfers both to and from airports and we were always able to communicate directly with our driver when necessary ( when flights were delayed etc). Every driver was really friendly and efficient and all showed up on time. Yes we could have booked cheaper transfers but the end result made the few extra dollars well worth it. We would certainly recommend welcome pickups to anyone needing transfer services !!
Written October 11, 2022
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Hopka
Penticton, Canada59 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This was a first experience for us . We booked a transport from the airport to our hotel in Athens. Our flight arrived at 1 a.m.
I contacted our driver that we had landed by What’s App and received an immediate reply that she would be in the Arrival’s Hall with my name . Once we dealt with a missing luggage problem, we were met by our driver, a lovely lady (whose name I cannot recall) who immediately took charge of our luggage, and escorted us to her car, which was immaculate.
We were offered a much needed bottle of water, our luggage was carefully loaded into the trunk, including a special mobility scooter. We proceeded to our hotel . The driver had excellent driving skills and managed to offer us information as she drove along, stopping to explain and show us the changing of the guard at that time of night.
Arriving in the hotel, the driver assisted in getting our luggage inside where hotel personnel took over.
I would highly recommend Welcome PickUps and will definitely use them again.
Job well done!
Written October 25, 2022
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Janet B
4 contributions
Aug 2022
We used them for transfers between the airport and hotels in lieu of taxis. They were super. We even had to change our original pick up time because we missed a flight and came in on a later one. Our driver rearranged his schedule so he could meet us and patiently waited for us when the flight we were on was delayed 20 minutes. They are on time, courteous, and I like that they always send the driver's picture and vehicle details so you know exactly who you are looking for AND the price of your trip ahead of time. We had a better experience with them than we did with taxis who we felt weren't as trustworthy.
Written August 21, 2022
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