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“On balance, worthwhile, but expensive.”
Review of Athens Clue

Athens Clue
Ranked #5 of 44 Fun & Games in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Athens Clue is the first 4D Escape Game Room experience in Athens. You and your team of 2-5 people are locked in. You have 60 minutes . You have to solve your way out. Can you escape?
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was part of a larger group (~20 people) who 'did' Athens Clue.

The experience itself is certainly an overall enjoyable one. I think the place is over-rated by people on here on reflection.

There are several issues I had overall, however:
- The staff member leading our 'room' had poor English, which made some of his comments to us difficult to understand.
- Because of the set-up of the rooms, involving camera equipment etc., it is not always obvious what is meant to be part of the experience and what is there to help staff. This meant we were prompted several times to 'leave cameras' and 'don't try to pull down the light', but this is not always obvious.
- The costs are the same regardless of the number of people involved in a room. This would be better if costs were adjusted based on number of people, since this undoubtedly has an impact on the overall experience.
- There is too much emphasis on mental challenges, yet in reality it would be possible to escape from the room using a more physical basis. Indeed, we managed to get the key for one of the padlocked containers by using a spoon and prying open a container. This behaviour is not explicitly banned at the beginning of the experience, yet this was actually surprisingly easy to do.
- The fact that staff are involved with the experience means that they provide you with clues to basically help you to solve it in the allotted time; it would actually be more interesting if there were no staff input in a lot of ways, since it feels like it's 'fixed' to allow you to complete (or nearly complete) it.

On balance, I think I would have done it, but don't necessarily listen to all of the reviews on here as they are quite deceptive about the enjoyment. Best aimed at groups involving some younger members. It is certainly a unique tourist experience, not something I've seen done before, however the cost is high and there could certainly be improvements.

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Klio K, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Athens Clue, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2014

Dear Sir,
Thank you for writing your comments after your recent visit at Athens Clue. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short.
However we would like to point out that our prices are in fact adjusted based on the number of people participating and roughly 55% lower than the same game in London and 30% lower than other metropolitan locations in Europe.Nevertheless, we value your comments and constantly monitor our prices against other activities and will continue doing so.
Warm Regards,

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Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We did this as a surprise for our kids. They put you in a room and you must escape. But time is ticking! All in all, great fun. Do it again in a heartbeat. The boys rated it a 10 out of 10! A "must do" if you're in Athens. But you must book it in advance. Great fun for the entire family!

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

After a day of visiting ruins, my family of five (three teenage sons) was ready for something new. Athens Clue was just the right thing! We had never done anything like this before and didn't know what to expect. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. After a brief description of your "task", you are locked in the room to solve a series of puzzles/clues. The set up allows everyone to participate and the "game master" gives you hints if you get stuck for too long. It was such a good time, that we came back for a second visit. (There are five different rooms offering different themes.) I think it might be tough to "escape" with two people, but regardless it is a lot of fun.

Side Note: We also did this type of thing in Bucharest and Istanbul. This one is the most professional and has the best staff.

2  Thank Susan J
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice change from sight seeing. Took our 13 and 17 year old boys to this activity as a surprise to the end of our 3 week tour of Greece. They said that it was the highlight of their trip, and would bring their frends to Athens just for this attraction. Staff were friendly, and spoke excellent English. The clues were helpful and we were soooo close to finishing, could have used another 5 seconds. Could use such an activity back home.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited Athens Clue with family, 12 years old son and 5 years old daughter. Our son took the leadership of our family team to dechiphre to escape from the room. our daughter was also very happy that she found some clues as well. Panic button gave comfort to our daughter Who normally would not stay in the locked room. a very good time spent for all of us within a cool environment. Thank you Niko and the team. Definitely would advice to families visiting Athens.

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