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Reviews of Athens Tours
94% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 573 Great 208 Average 28 Disappointing 10 Terrible 13
Value
4.6 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.6

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Terrific December 2015

4.0

Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise

I really enjoyed my tour of Greece.We were impressed with our leader and how he finagled our own little lounge to give us tour info and the speedy way he got us off the boat to have more time. It was disappointing to get to an island in tne dark. I really enjoyed Elana , She has a great personality and would love to know when she has her baby. The Mt climbing was a little rough on my knees,but I never felt rushed. I has just studied about John and Ephesus this fall so it was so meaningful to me. I was really awed. ONe highlight for me was seeing the original huge vase in the Nat. museum of one my husband had brought for me many years ago. One suggestion is to tell people the temp in the Mt is colder than Athens . Also warn them about losing day light saving. Read more

Operator SmarTours

M

Does Not Recommend

Ancient Lands Superior November 2016

3.0

Ancient Lands Superior Summer 2018

The other tour companies experienced the same tours for less and better customer service.

Operator Trafalgar

A

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Evia August 2016

3.0

Mountains & Villages of Evia

Lovely island-but litter and grafitti all over the base town of Karystos.
Some nice-but not stunning walks-give a relaxing week. Do not expect to work hard-the walks are low level and manageable for anybody with a basic level of fitness. The day we walked by the Roman marble quarries and saw the columns that were carved in one piece from the rock was especially interesting. The gorge walk was also nice, but cloudy weather and high winds spoiled what could have been a great day out.

Cecile was a good leader-organised and on the ball throughout. She made sure everybody was well looked after with dietary requeirements, and gave a lot of information on flora and fauna.

The hotel in Karystos is basic but friendly. Unfortunately the seafront setting is very noisy at night. The trip notes describe Karystos as a thriving market town, but we saw no evidence of this The causeway is full of litter, the streets are defaced by grafitti-even the local museum has grafitto over a roman marble column laying outside, and a magnificent old steam engine there is rusty and grafittied. I think we have seen the effects of the Greek financial problems. Some of the tavernas visited in the evening provided really good food-some were so-so.

Makes you wonder why with such high unemploment in Greece, efforts are not made to tidy up Karystos-which would attract more tourism. Not on our list of places to visit again.

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Operator Exodus Travels

F

Does Not Recommend

Athens and Aegean Premium October 2017

2.0

Athens and Aegean Premium Summer 2018

No fuss tourism. Dimitri wad always the first tour of the day eliminating crowds.

Operator Trafalgar

K

Does Not Recommend

I think a little re-evaluation of tour guides is needed. January 2017

2.0

Italy & the Greek Islands

Went on one tour to Italy and Greece. I believe that one was planned out as well as it could have been. We missed excursions we already paid for and was told too bad, no refund. Then Barcelona was extremely dissapointing. I got home and cancelled my third tour. I would not recommend for several reasons.. Rude unhelpful tour guide, not being fed when that's all the group wanted, ended up walking around the entire city on foot but only had three special passes included that made the trip something other than just walking around and getting a normal sight seeing experience. While going to another country is amazing, do not let it blind you to the work this company does! Both trips EF tours was the worst part and interfered with my experiences. I think a little re-evaluation of tour guides is needed. Read more

Operator EF College Break (EF Ultimate Break)

A

Does Not Recommend

Average holiday only! August 2016

2.0

Mountains & Villages of Evia

I booked this holiday with the thought there would be 5-7 hours of walking and this would be less than I normally walk, which I was quite happy with. However, this is not the case and it is the day length which is 5-7 hours maximum. Although the guide is enthusiastic about the island (and it is beautiful) there were far too many stops to impart local knowledge / history for my taste, with some stops lasting well over 20 minutes and not coordinated with lunch for example. If you are en experienced and fit walker capable of easily walking anything up to 18-19 miles i.e. constant 9 hour walking days then this probably isn't the right holiday for you.
Sorry, there isn't anyone particular moment.

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic but far too many stops and delays makes this a frustrating experience.

This is a very easy walking holiday and not a moderate as the guide indicates.

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Operator Exodus Travels

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