Fun Sightseeing Option for AthensTourists spending a long day in the Plaka and Acropolis area may welcome the chance to sit down and be taken through the narrow streets on this unusual, silly ride. If you pay attention instead of just zoning out while you're on the train, it can help you get oriented to the area for a later visit. But just by itself, it's an amusing and relaxing way to mindlessly spend a few minutes of your sightseeing day.
Where to Catch the Happy TrainThe train starts at Monastiraki Square, right near the metro stop. Tickets for adults are Euro 5, children Euro 3. Tickets are good all day long, and the train makes several stops along the way to allow passengers on and off.
Make Sure You Stay Happy with the Happy TrainAre Happy Trains always happy? Well, I wouldn't recommend them for serious transportation needs while under a cruise-ship departure deadline, as the Traveling McMahans learned.
But otherwise, hop on board.
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