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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia22,405 contributions
    The Athens metro is very old, only 6 years younger than the London metro. However, it is not as extensive as one would expect since 1869. There are only 3 lines and they all intersect in a quadrilateral: Monastiraki, Syntagma, Attica and Omonia. The most convenient thing for tourists is that the metro goes from the airport to the port of Piraeus, because tourists often skip Athens and go straight to the port. The trip costs 1.4 euros. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes. However, it is more expensive to get from/to the airport. 9 euros. You can save money on a day pass. It is valid for 24 hours and costs only 4.5 euros. At the same time, it operates on all types of municipal transport. The metro in Athens was put in order for the 2004 Olympics, for which Greece will still pay for many decades. The stations are modern and beautiful. During the construction process, many antiquities were found, which were left right in the subway, making a free museum. So antiquity will meet you already in the subway...
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
    Take the funicular to the top of Mount Lycabettus instead of walking up the trail. However, there are still a number of stairs required, though.
    Written 22 December 2021
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  • Lisa T
    Toronto, Canada5 contributions
    We took the round trip train from Athens to Kalambaka. The train was prompt and the train was clean.

    However, the trainose website is TERRIBLE. We traveled in May 22, 2022 but the website didn't release its schedule or seats until May 9th. I got first class tickets for a family of 4 with 2 young children (4 and 6 yo). 2 days before my trip, the train company emailed me and said I have booked the handicapped seats/non existent seats due to technical mistake from their part, and they changed my tickets to coach class. There was no offer of refunding the price difference. I wasn't happy but I wasn't going to fuss about it. But when we were boarding, those coach seats were actually occupied. The train website doubled booked the seat! After some stress and communication, the train conductor put us in empty seats in first class (and some other wonderful passengers volunteered to move their seats so we could sit together with our young children). And similar thing happened on our return train tickets back to Athens. I'm happy that at the end it was resolved. But we were traveling in low season now. I can't imagine what would happen if the train was full during high season.

    If I have to travel on this train again, I'd book through a third party who has experience dealing with these online train tickets.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Sam D
    March, UK136 contributions
    The buses are fine and it is a cheap way to travel but getting tickets is a nightmare, easiest way book online.
    Pitfalls of the Athens bus station, its a good hours walk from central Athens. Obviously Greek is the main language so you expect some difficulty but getting to the point where the ticket seller can't be bothered to arrange a return ticket because well he can't be bothered...
    Finally top tip the taxi rank outside bus station is a rip off . 35€ to go to Aegina port, when we arrived at the port his meter read 20€ which he hid from view , nice little scam they have going ...
    Written 4 July 2019
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  • Arcee_CO
    Wheat Ridge, CO1,064 contributions
    As a first time foreign visitor, once I got settled in my hotel I was pleasantly surprised how generally friendly and easy to use all four Metro lines are, at least within in the main city during daylight, and also the branches to Piraeus Port and the Airport (below). A 10+1 trip ticket cost 13.50 euro (1.23 euro per 90 minute ride). Just tap your ticket; no exit minders; get back on at no charge if it is under the 90 min. Signs are clear and in English and Greek, maps are everywhere. Other reviewers warn of pickpockets and gang theft so do take note, but I never saw that myself. My Red Line stop (Metaxourghio) was 50 ft. from the hotel and got me to all the major sites. Notes: 1) the Airport costs 10 euro, but is fast and better for one rider than my 38 euro cab ride on arrival. 2) Graffiti is overwhelming on most underground cars, a combination of disgusting and verging on art, if illegal.
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • Chrys
    Danville, CA5 contributions
    Kostas is an amazing driver and also VERY informative! We enjoyed a delightful drive to Poseidon’s Temple, ate a simple and delicious meal, then enjoyed an incredible sunset. It was a magical evening, thanks to George’s Taxi and Kostas!
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • ojerio
    Los Angeles, CA503 contributions
    We arrived in Athens on May 1 and since that is a holiday we booked a transfer to our hotel. Our driver was waiting for us, had cold water, a city map and explained Athens to us as we drove to the city. we were so pleased with the service that we booked two other transfers with My Athens Transfers and were extremely pleased with all. The price is reasonable and service exceptional.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Svyat L
    2 contributions
    Ordered for a group of 31 people a transfer from the airport to the city and back, a sightseeing tour of the city and a trip to Meteora. Everything was very good. Professional Russian-speaking guide. All our issues have been resolved. I recommend. I also want to advise, as there are many groups from Ukraine, to have a Ukrainian-speaking guide.
    Written 19 February 2022
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  • Haaris S
    United States3 contributions
    We used Athens Limo Tours based on a recommendation for a private transfer. We were greeted by Dionisis, who was very friendly and professional. We had a fantastic experience and will be recommending Athens Limo Tours to friends and family.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Celina G
    Glyfada, Greece7 contributions
    I couldn’t have made a better choice in terms of professionalism, great spirit, kind souls and exteme fun! Guys, thank you from deep down my heart, after of almost 2 years of quarantine life, you offered me the things I missed the most: escape, adventure, great laughs, filoxenia, security and of course, human connection! I will definitely join you again!
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Theofilos T
    4 contributions
    We booked with Crispy Local for our vacation in Athens Riviera and we feel lucky that we picked this Tour Operator. They offer high quality services and the personnel is highly professional and kind. We felt that we were always taken cared of and that we were their priority. I totally recommend Crispy Local for any trip/activity in Athens.
    Written 24 August 2019
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  • Jessica B
    United States4 contributions
    Just allow Andreas to lead the way and you will not regret your trip. He is a great driver and host and is full of great surprises.
    If you plan to visit multiple museums in the day, be sure to get there before they close.
    You will not regret your day in Athens with Andreas!
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • cagatays0
    2 contributions
    I’ve done the pick up from the airport with them and also tour to Nafplio, and in both they were very professional, friendly, and educating. At a good price aswell, recommended 👍
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Andy F
    1 contribution
    We contacted Leo via his website as we needed a transfer from Athens airport to our hotel in Eritrea, which is approximately 1.5 hrs journey time.

    After meeting us at the airport, although my partner slept most of the way, [we were up since 3.30 am] Leo and myself were engaged in a highly interesting and thoroughly enjoyable conversation during the whole journey.

    He is a kind and charming gentleman, very friendly and extremely interesting to converse with regarding the world's problems and how we should solve them. Haha!

    In fact, we liked Leo so much we also booked him for the return pick up the following week and, again, the journey back to Athens was a repeat of the first one.

    I can certainly recommend Leo for anyone travelling to Athens who needs a very reliable, honest and friendly transfer with excellent conversation.

    Many thanks, Leo.
    Stay safe & stay well.
    Written 11 May 2022
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