Posted October 6th, 2011, 07:07 PM
We used Dennis at http://www.athens-limo.com for transfers as well as private tours. He was always on time and we thought reasonable in price and a great value overall. He father is the famous George the Taxi Driver. Both lived in the US and speak perfect English. Good luck.
BTW, where are you staying? We stayed in the Electra Palace - off the main drag but an easy walk to the Plaka and Syntagma Square.
Enjoy. We has a glorious four days in Athens and the surrounding countryside.
Thank you Almostretired for the reference to athens-limo.
I did send them a request for information but not sure if the email address listed on their website actually works as I have not recieved an acknowledgement of my email. I did ask for such and I do realize the time differences, so will wait til tomorrow AM to express serious concern for their limited response.
We are staying at the Hilton Athens. We have stayed there before and found the hotel, the location, the service and the views of the Acropolis to be fantastic. (Now you know who quoted that 100Euro fee for the transfers. Unfortunately only 1 and half days stay there this time as our flight leaves evening of the 25th to Frankfurt.
In speaking with my TA, she thought she could do better than the 100Euro fee. Actually she quoted 55Euros to the hotel from Piraeus and 75Euros to the airport from the hotel via a taxi service that they have used and recommended. However, the number of pieces of luggage affects rates as taxis are limited to two pieces of luggage in the trunk and one carryon inside with you in the cab. Anything else (we will have 4 pieces of luggage) by Athenian regulations requires a bigger vehicle ( a van) and that cost would have exceeded the 100Euro quote from the hotel. In any event, she too felt uneasy with a taxi given the affinity of Athenian Taxi drivers to go on strike. The hotel does not use a taxi.
Keith, Thank you for your crossed fingers. Regardless, it is always an adventure (Isn't that why we travel?) and I'm only trying to mitigate the inconveniences.