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Athens Happy Train

Syntagma 25, Athens, Greece
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Rubbish train

Don’t bother, they don’t stick to their times waited ages over 45 minutes to then be told when it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sophia P
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Unhappy train

We waited 45 minutes for the train. 2 appeared together and we were told to get on the first one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paloma D
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Hop on and off this bright red train to take in the city’s main sights.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
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“land trains” (2 reviews)
“train takes” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Syntagma 25, Athens, Greece
Syntagma
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don’t bother, they don’t stick to their times waited ages over 45 minutes to then be told when it arrived that a group had booked and if space we could get on or get the one right behind. At no point were we told that...More

1  Thank Sophia P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We waited 45 minutes for the train. 2 appeared together and we were told to get on the first one with a large school group. What we were failed to be told was that as a group were on it it wasn’t going to stop...More

1  Thank Paloma D
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely thing to do if u with smaller kids. Goes up and down places of interest. Not very expensive. U can arrange stop when needed but sadly no bell to ask for stop. As we are before tourists season the train did not stop everywher...More

2  Thank joo31
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A fun way of seeing a few sights and the streets of Plaka and Monastraki, very friendly crew and only 5 euros a lovely little trip -do it!

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I can’t comment on the trip as it did not happen. We arrived and were invited to sit in the train and it would be setting off in ‘about 10 mins’. That was fine. We sat there for much longer than 10 mins so we...More

2  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We used the happy train more-so to get around and to see things quickly as we only had the 1 day in Athens. The train itself was a fun experience but if I were to be taking it to hear the commentary on all the...More

1  Thank Angela_and_Brodie
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The train audio system is very poor. The train also goes through very busy roads so the commentary is impossible to understand over the traffic noise. The driver and guide do not explain much on how it works unless asked in detail. They could not...More

1  Thank cap10awesome
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We took the happy train from Constitution Square and had a good view of the city as the train passed by various landmarks. Having done the train journey, we had a good idea of the landmarks to visit on our own. The highlight of the...More

Thank DipuKV
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

It is located just one of the corner of Syntagma Square every 20 minutes it starts to run it takes about 45 minutes or so have fun and sightseeing transport go thru big crowded avenues, the parliment, the monuments, the war museum, the zappeion hall,...More

Thank fethi d
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Four years ago, this was a priceless excursion. The little train took you around Plaka, the Agora and the base of the rock and you could hop off and on as you pleased. Now, it takes you along main roads, through exhaust fumes, you can...More

2  Thank Linda G
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Nearby
Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
...More
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