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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
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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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Not the greatest train I've been on

Was told this tour would start in about 15 mins, 40 mins later we finally got under way. Not a terrible thing as it meant the sun had gone down & I got to see the sights flood lit... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sarah N
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was told this tour would start in about 15 mins, 40 mins later we finally got under way. Not a terrible thing as it meant the sun had gone down & I got to see the sights flood lit at night. For €6 this is ok but it's false advertising to suggest this is a hop on-hop off, there was... More 

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Thank Sarah N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

quite cheap. 6 Euro for a ride of an hour. You can hop off ans see an attraction and take the next train later. the ticket is valid for 5 hrs. It is not the most scenic route but some of the "must see" sites are passed

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Thank Jtjkz
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite reasonably priced and due to the size of the train, it accesses roads and laneways that the big tourist buses cannot. We took it from Athens centre and got off at the Acropolis after going through the city and then got back on to return to where we started. Although there are no real scheduled stops you can request... More 

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Thank vegas31
Birzebbuga, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the experience was negative for us. when we found a place on the train, another train came and everyone had to go on it. We barely found a space available as many tourists who were not on the first train went on the second one as soon as it arrived. we were left crammed at the back of the train,... More 

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Thank Christabel G
York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been on several of these mini land trains in various cities, but this was the least rewarding. I'm used to putting earphones on, selecting my language from a keypad and listening to a virtually permanent commentary throughout the trip. This did not happen. We had a real person who spent of of the time chatting constantly (off-mic, thankfully) to... More 

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Thank Eric L
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a few hours to spend before leaving Athens and since it was a Sunday and nothing was open, we boarded “The Happy Train”. It was a pleasant ride and we did see some sights, mainly the same ones we did with a prior tour but it gave us something to do.

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Thank KarenM1_10
Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Maybe if you just intend to stay on the train the whole tour this train would be okay but don't count on it ever coming back to get you if you get off at one of the stops. We paid 22 Euro for 3 adults and 2 children and boarded at Parliament. We got off at the Panathenaic Stadium and... More 

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Thank Samantha R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Found it by chance in front of Parliament building. 5€ per person for around 1.5h driving around the center touristic objectives with some minimal commentaries in EN. It was a good choice for baby also. It's kinda windy but still fine so hat is recommended for little one. There is place in the mini train for the baby stroller. Also... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The train was nice to ride and get a good feel for where things are located. The guide speaks in Greek then English so sometimes it's hard to know what to look at until it's too late. Pictures are nearly impossible with the traffic and how quickly the train is moving. Our guide literally had no inflection in her speech... More 

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283 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend took one of the land trains - there is more than one operator - on our last day in Athens in late July. Cost = €6pp. Pros: -Three carriages - we sat in the last carriage. -Narrow/small vehicle means it can access narrow back streets out of bounds to buses. -One hour tour of the old... More 

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