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George's Taxi
Ranked #1 of 266 Tours in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: George's Taxi provides high quality service in Athens for more than 30 years.Our expert driver-guides will escort you in deluxe air-conditioned Mecedes vehicles (taxi/van/minibus).We provide private tours in and around Athens,day trips in the mainland as well as multi-day tours.You may also contact us via e-mail (only) for pre-arranged transfers from the Athens airport or Piraeus port.Please note that we do NOT accept last minute transfers via phone.
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We contacted George at the last minute for an afternoon tour of Athens between islands. Terrific, polite, knowledgeable driver with comfortable van. Excellent but short. Driver also helped us buy ferry tickets at Rafina and managed time very carefully.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

I would highly recommend George's Taxi to anyone wanting to see Athens and/or the surrounding area. I booked George's Taxi by email for eight people in all (two of us plus six others I met on cruise critics) and their response was quick and very helpful at all times with clear instructions about where to meet our driver. Their price was very reasonable and cheaper than booking through the cruise excursions and we were able to choose what we wanted to see. Billy, George's son met us and spoke perfect English. Billy had a clean and comfortable 10 seater van with AC and he was an excellent driver with lots of interesting facts and information on his country and its history.

We went to Ancient Corinth first. This is a small site with a small museum and was very quiet so it doesn't take long to see. It is in a beautiful tranquil setting and it was lovely to get a taste of the Greek countryside. We stopped at the Cornith Canal on the way back for photos and that was an incredible sight!

When we got back to Athens Billy phoned his office and was able to tell us that the Acropolis had been packed all morning and was still busy. He suggested that we have lunch first and he left us at an authentic Greek restaurant where we had a wonderful lunch upstairs with a view of the Acropolis. Lunch wasn't included in the tour but the prices were very reasonable. Afterwards Billy dropped us off at the Acropolis. It was very hot but worth it as it was almost deserted and easy to see it all and get great photos!

Thank you Billy and George's taxi for such an interesting and informative time in your city and also for taking us to such a fantastic restaurant. We all had a great day.

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

George's son Dionysus (Denis) was our driver and guide for the day. Our group of 6 was well accommodated in his Mercedes mini-bus. With temperatures in the mid-30's centigrade (90+ farenheit) the AC was a life saver. A Greek lunch was arranged for us by Dionysus and his menu selections were all excellent. We saw and did more in the day than would have been possible on one of the tours organized by the Cruise line and at 2/3 of the cost..

Highly recommended.

Stu from Ottawa

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Our family of 5 recently returned from our fantastic trip to Athens and Rhodes. In Athens, we had one full day to tour the city and see as many tourist sights as possible. Enter George's taxi, which we found here on trip advisor. After a couple of email exchanges, we confirmed a pick up at our hotel at 8am.. He was in the lobby waiting for us, friendly and energetic. Our driver was Dionysus, a polite, informative, funny tour guide and driver. He gave us lots of history lessons and quizzed our kids along the way- keeping them engaged and happy. We hit the Acropolis, and were able to beat the huge tour buses full of tourists off the cruise ships, then we spent the day hitting all our highlighted spots, ending the day with a drive out to Cape Sounion. YOU MUST DO THIS! It is a beautiful drive up the coast, showcasing the blue sea along the way. Dionysus took us to places off the beaten path, showed us places only a local would know about, and made our entire day one we will never forget. Give them a try- you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We just got back from our Mediterranean cruise and had an amazing experience with George's taxi. We were a group of 7 people ranging in ages from 10 to 80. We chose the option of including a tour guide in addition to the driver and we were very glad we did. We went to the Acropolis, Zeus' temple, the New Acropolis museum, a stadium and the Plaka for a little shopping and lunch. They were very flexible and when my daughter said she wanted Baklava, Billy our driver took her to the most amazing bakery to buy some. In other ports, the drivers we have had are not as personable as the tour guides but Billy was great!

Our tour guide was named Panagiosis and was very knowledgeable. I can't imagine touring everything we saw without the knowledge that he shared with us. My children and I can get very impatient and Pan picked up on this and adjusted his speed accordingly. I also thought he did a good job of trying to find shade when explaining the history of what we were seeing. We were able to see a lot more of the sights than what the ship tour did for a lot less money.

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