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Old 06-03-2006, 05:12 PM
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Only one more month to go 'til our Greek Isles Cruise.
Trying to finalize our tour plans.
We wanted to try to do Athens on our own with a driver. I have several Taxi companies, curious to see if anyone has knowledge of them & can make recommnedations.

I have Harry's Taxi, George the Famous Taxi Driver and Paul's Greek Taxi.

Thanks so much for your help.


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Old 06-04-2006, 06:06 PM
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Please visit www.europeportreviews.com and read Tom's tips about taxis in Athens. He strongly encourages not to take a taxi!!
This is one town that I personally recommend the ships excursionsn for first time visitors so you avoid becoming prey to those who see tourists as easy targets.
We did a shore excursion with Princess last summer and had a great time!!!
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:40 PM
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Thanks Jim.
I have been to Athens before, but, tavelling with others who have not.
They are wait listed for the Princess Tour, but, desperate to get something as a back-up.

In reading Tom's review I am thinking of doing it on our own.

Cannot wait to go back

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Old 06-07-2006, 12:19 PM
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Hi. We are traveling on the Grand Princess in Oct. are are using GEORGE who was referred by friends....and on cruisecritic.com.....What more can you rely upon except recommendations??? Hope this helps.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:06 PM
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Cathy, I would venture out on my own with a driver that came recommended from a credible source. The cabbies that are lined up in the cruise terminal waiting to pounce on unsuspecting passengers are what I refer to in my review. Athens is full of these urchins. I know you will make the correct decision.

After all, some of our best memories come from situations we never anticipated. Have a great cruise!

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Old 06-08-2006, 05:12 PM
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HI Tom,

Thanks so much.
Yes, I know that is who you were referring to.
I have gotten some good references. Now just need to make the decision.


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