Full disclosure: I have done an escape room on a date before. It did not go well. We didn’t solve the puzzle because my approach is one of intense laid-backness. Maybe we’ll finish, maybe we won’t, but we had fun, right?
Unfortunately, this is not how my date felt. The more he pushed me to find a clue, the more inclined I was to press the panic button. So with this experience in mind, I briefed my date this time about my general attitude towards escape rooms, and to my immense relief, he was totally fine with the “let’s just see how it goes” approach.
We headed to Great Escape Rooms in Psirri, a choice I made based both on location (surrounded by bars and cafés for after our escape) and the variety of rooms. It was a drizzly weekday, so the reception area was crowded with tourists who were dodging the rain.
Great Escape Rooms have seven choices in total; the Circus is the easiest room, and Release the Kraken is hardest. If you have the time and feel up to the task, the staff at Great Escape highly recommends choosing a room with an actor. They are professionals who are there exclusively to help you and your group to solve the puzzle, and those rooms last longer than the other options.