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Address: Syntagma 25, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: +30 21 0725 5400
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Hop on and off this bright red train to take in the city’s main sights.

Hop on and off this bright red train to take in the city’s main sights.

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Bumpy way to see the sights, but fun for the kids

Not partticularly cheap, but you do get to see a fair amount of the sites of downtown Athens. However, it can be a pretty bumpy ride for those with any sort of back complaint. Bit... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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175 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Not partticularly cheap, but you do get to see a fair amount of the sites of downtown Athens. However, it can be a pretty bumpy ride for those with any sort of back complaint. Bit embarrassing too... but trying to get normal people to wave back (in strange amazement) can be fun when you are grown-up.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We didn't enjoy it. Train was in bad condition...felt sick from inhaling too much exhaust. Train took same route back instead of a different one. Not recommended...u can't even take pictures on the way

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Train started 45 minutes later . We arrived 9am to escape the heat so had to wait a little . I advise to do it when you first arrive in Athens to give you a taste of what to cover -Nice activity & good easy way to scan the spots ! Attached are photos of sights you see . The... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A comfortable, inexpensive way to see a few extra sights. Someone called out the name of the place that we were passing if it was on the Happy Train list of places to see. It would have been a bonus if she had told us a bit about the sight and maybe even told us about other things that we... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Very inexpensive way of seeing Athens after a long day touring the sights on foot. Lasts about an hour and visits everywhere you need to see.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We decided to take this train on our first day in Athens after an exhausting trip there. Other reviewers are correct in that it's not a luxury train, and the audio tour is essentially a two-sentence description of the sites you pass by. It did stop at the Acropolis but nowhere else, in case that helps. It was a nice... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I do not understand why everyone trying to rate them low. Its just a little train 5 euro return. Metro from airport to city cost me 10 euro one way and had to stand with my luggage. Were you expecting a 5 star service on a funny train!!!!! They quality of service and everything has gone down and its visible... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Our family including an 8&5yr old children was a disappointment! The stand where you pickup train shows route with historical sites you will PASSBY not stop. IF you can hear commentator good luck. With the traffic noise everywhere it's next to impossible to hear/understand! You DO NOT STOP to see sights you pass them in transit. No opportunity to get... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This train is more like a scam. the lady who runs the train clearly knows nothing about the sights. the so called commentary is useless and no more than a few words per sight. You are guaranteed not to learn a thing. we even spoke to the lady mentioning the English should be clear for the tourists n she said... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We thought this would be a relaxing tour but ended up being a waste of time. We four were the only people on the tour and the guide narrated while looking out the front of the car she was in and we couldn't hear a thing. Finally she looked back and we got her attention and she fixed the audio.... More 

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