The beach can wait. Acropolis will always be there. Plaka and Monastiraki can be visited some other time. A visit to Athens’ “escape rooms” is more important for many tourists and it is even suggested by TripAdvisor.
What are these strange rooms, you may ask? Five players are locked in a room. They have the unique mission to escape from the mysterious space by using all the hidden clues scattered around the room. Riddles, puzzles, keys and a countdown time offer tourists and locals an exhilarating experience full of fun and adventure.
Despite the fact that these live experiential escape games made their appearance in Greece just a few months ago, they have quickly gained popularity as a fresh and exciting leisure activity.
The first escape room that opened in Athens is called “AthensClue” and is housed in a 1930s building. For a few months, it was number one on TripAdvisor’s list of the top Athens attractions. However, “Adventure Rooms,” a similar establishment with multiple rooms has now taken first place on TripAdvisor’s list.
Thessaloniki, following the example of the Greek capital, has in turn created “Mindtrap,” the largest live game getaway in Europe, housed in a 400-square-meter space in the town’s center.
These kind of live games have brought exciting video game stories to life. They attract locals as well as tourists and their popularity is constantly growing. The trend started in countries such as the UK, the US, Spain, Japan, China, Hungary, the Netherlands and Romania.