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“Very good and knowledgeable guide and driver, messy beginning”

Yanni Athens Taxi Tours
Ranked #31 of 169 Transportation in Athens
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Yanni Athens Taxi Tours & Transfers are available to satisfy all private tours and shore excursions, Athens International Airport, cruise, Port, and marinas needs, or any other trips you can imagine. There’s so much to choose from when you want to take a break in Greece. Yianni Athens Taxi Tours is the best place to start planning your vacation in Greece. All of our sedans and minibuses are licensed and insured to carry tourist, fully air conditioned, and no smoking.
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We booked a semi private shore excursion in Athens with Yanni Tours. Yanni was prompt in replying to emails and enquiries.

The tour got a messy start. We were told to look out for
someone carrying a sign "Semi Private Excursion" when exiting the cruise terminal. However, there was none after searching around for 5 - 10 mins.

We were concerned and got another tour provider (who was meeting his cruise passengers) for help. He kindly used his mobile phone to call Yanni. And we were subsequently directed to a other group classified as " PK Travel Bus 3". And we were the last 2 persons to get into the van, as it was almost ready to leave without us. Seriously, we would have missed the whole excursion if not for the help of this kind person.

Yanni should at least have informed us (we gave our mobile tel to him, and emailed him a few days before this excursion) that we would be merged with the PK Travel group?!


The PK Travel groups were
much better organised. As we were waiting to disembark the ship, we overheard some fellow cruisers asking each other whether they belonged to PK Travel Bus 1 / 2 / 3, which were pre assigned to them beforehand. And the PK Travel guides were waiting and holding clear signs at the cruise terminal.

If we had known, we would have booked with PK Travel directly, as we saw their website as well.


Thankfully, we have a good driver, good and knowledge able guide Evangelia, and nice sights to compensate for the messy start of the tour.

Evangelia spoke very good English, was very friendly and knowledgeable on the history of the various sights we visited. It was very insightful to learn from her how the bits and pieces came together. Later, we came to know she was actually an archaeologist by training - no wonder and what a privilege to have her as our guide!

Evangelia showed us the restaurant street (as we were craving for pasta) in Plaka. She even went out of her way to walk some of the fellow tour mates to show them the ancient agora, though it was not part of the itenary. She was really excellent and we'd strongly recommend her to friends looking for a good guide in Athens n Greece.

One point to share with fellow travellers planning day excursions in Athens is to wear shoes with thicker soles and firm grip. The road up to Acropolis is very rocky and can be slippery (worn out marble slabs / stones). My driving shoes were insufficient and I suffered a minor strain on one of my toes (thankfully not serious)

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YAthens, Manager at Yanni Athens Taxi Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Dear Singapore, I would like to thank you for your comments abouour company. Athens Taxi Tours is waiting for your next contact for you and your friends for more tour guides of your interest.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

My husband, 14 year old daughter and I have just returned from an amazing 6 days in mainland Greece. Yanni recommended our itinerary, hotels, etc. and we worked with him ahead of our holiday to make sure we were going to the sites we particularly wanted to visit and were staying in the hotels we liked. We had the most lovely driver, Vasilias, who was an absolute pleasure to be with. He was very knowledgable and generous and was always happy to talk to us when we had so many questions about the history of his country and it's modern incarnation. He liaised seamlessly with tour guides at the various sites and was always very interested in our feedback on every experience. He recommended good places to eat and we enjoyed his company and his ability to make everything so easy for us. It was clear that Vasilius's priority was always our pleasure, and his generosity and focus on what would work best for us was delightful. I would not hesitate to book again and I highly recommend Yanni's taxi tours - and
Vasilius in particular.

Thank Catriona O
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YAthens, Manager at Yanni Athens Taxi Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

On behalf of Yanni's taxi tours and Vasilius in particular, we would like to thank you for your so kind review.
The best possible service to our customers is our main concern!
Especially when it is combined with the Greek humor, hospitality and brilliance, comes out a delightful result, like the one you described in your review.

Thank you by heart for that!
We are waiting to see you soon for more pleasurable escapes!!!

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I found them on the internet and booked his phone. They were responsive and punctual. Brand new van (five of us) with video screens to watch educational movies about the Greek sites. Our driver, Yanni, was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information with us. He also knew when to let us sleep! He recommended a restaurant for lunch (also in the Rick Steves book) that was delicious. He offered many tips to make our day and tour the best it could be.

Thank SimplyPleased
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour of Athens with Yanni. Our driver, Kostos, was prompt, professional, knowledgable and humorous. He offered many great insights into the many archeological/historical wonders of the city, and he even stopped to get us some water bottles and Greek sesame seed buns. This was a wonderful day! Thank you Yanni and thank you Kostos!

Thank Dale6284
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YAthens, Manager at Yanni Athens Taxi Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Thank you for your so kind words! We really appreciate it.
Primary aim of our company is to provide our clients with quality services, as well as memorable and unique tours with our qualified and specialized staff.

Thank you for your preference.
We will be glad to see you soon.

Greetings from Greece

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This was an excellent tour. With it having stated on the website that the drivers were not qualified tour guides and so couldn't visit attractions with you I wasn't sure what to expect. However my driver, John, provided a wealth of information on the drive to Corinth. He obviously knew his history and was passionate about his country. I also organised the tour on a day that was a public holiday in Greece when many of the tour bus companies weren't running - this was not an issue for Yanni's company. Well recommended.

Thank Sharon W
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YAthens, Διευθυντής at Yanni Athens Taxi Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2013

It's very kind of you Sharon! Yanni Athens Tour Greece appreciate your trust to the company and its qualified people. Be sure that we always try to keep the high level of quality services to our clients.
Hope to see you again for more unforgetable expiriences in different places with amazing sceneries. Come to Greece and savour its beauty with us!

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