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Athens Happy Train

Syntagma 25, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0725 5400
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Not recommended - terrible experience

The train audio system is very poor. The train also goes through very busy roads so the commentary... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for a bird's eye view

We took the happy train from Constitution Square and had a good view of the city as the train... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
via mobile
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Hop on and off this bright red train to take in the city’s main sights.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
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“mini train” (2 reviews)
“train takes” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Syntagma 25, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0725 5400

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Reviewed 26 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

Thank cap10awesome
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
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
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

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

On my last day yesterday in Athens I decided to go with the happy train to see more places I haven't seen yet while I used the bus tour for two days. The fare: £5 for adult & £3 for child. The tour guide sounded...More

1  Thank Leah M
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We took the train Saturday night, starting at the Plaka. You pay 5 euros for about 45 or 50 minutes, though that includes a time between trains at Syntagma. You don't get much history from the guide. One or two sentences per stop. Don't take...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Train left on time we were really excited at the beginning. Unfortunately the tour is not even worth 5 euros. Impossible to understand the lady talking on the microphone explaining about the differents sites. We couldnt wait to leave the train so we got out...More

Thank eli_viaggi10
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Having been in Athens for two weeks (relocated) walking around the centre and seeing the sights we decided to take the happy train tour of the city. Great idea but what a waste of money, the supposed tour guide onboard spent more time smoking and...More

1  Thank Garry M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I would recommend Athens Happy Train to families with young children or senior citizens, who would like to throw a quick glance to some of the city's landmarks, such as the Parliament, the Byzantine and War Museums, Zappeion, Olympeion and the neighbourhood of Plaka, sitting...More

Thank froso_palaska
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I took my 5 year old on this despite the terrible reviews because #1 it was inexpensive and #2 he really wanted to go. It was cool and breezy and pleasant. The guide was hard to understand but quite smiley. Overall, worth the 8€.

Thank marglyo
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,
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