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Welcome Pickups

I have just returned from the RS Greece tour and wanted to let everyone know that Welcome Pickups is a great option for transport from the Athens airport to your hotel. The cost was about $49 and it was very convenient and the driver was easy to find, professional, informative, and I would use them again. My flight was two hours late in arriving but that was no problem as they tracked it and there was no additional charge.

It appears from their website (hard to find, but there's a list at the bottom of their "About" page), that they service areas all around Europe and beyond. I liked this much better than just grabbing a taxi at the airport. You even get an email with the name and picture of your driver a few days before the pickup. Most times I just take the public transport from the airport to my hotel, but for early or late arrivals/departures, I think they will be my new go-to.

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We paid less for a flat rate from Athens airport to city center.

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I, too, used Welcome Pickups when I arrived in Greece. Usually I just take public transportation, but I decided on a treat. I totally agree with you and I enjoyed the efficiency, the joy of having a driver waiting at the exit to expeditiously remove me from the airport, and the driver himself, immensely. I also was happy to know what my driver looked like ahead of time so I could spot him, even though he did have the sign. He was in his 40's and had an advanced degree in history in which he was working as well so our ride to the hotel was extremely enjoyable and informative.

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Thanks for this tip! Hope you enjoyed your tour-Greece still our favorite. I looked into Welcome Pickups for Rome and for just a few Euro more than a cab getting a pickup with an English speaking driver is worth it.