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Athens Archaeological Museum

Can anyone recommend a private guide for the Athens Archaeological Museum? Thank you!

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Nope. I down loaded Rick's tour but I didn't use it either. My style of museum visiting is not compatible with either, especially when there's plenty of English to read.

Counterintuitive to that, I have found the recordings done by the museums themselves more useful, but I didn't use one of those for this museum and don't know if they even had them.

Posted by
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Thank you. I'm not used to hiring guides for museums either, but there are two adults, a nine year old and a fourteen year old in our group and I think having some expert guidance might be useful in this case.

Posted by
16796 posts

I'm sure you'll find the artifacts to be named and dated, but the museum provides less background information than other major museums. If you decide to use a museum guide, they can be hired on the spot inside the museum. Rick's Greece book also includes the printed version of the info that his audio guide describes.

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Thank you Laura. It's good to know the guides can be hired on the spot at the museum. The website doesn't make that clear.

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I may just use Rick's guide. I enjoyed using his audio guide in Italy. But I think it would be more enjoyable to have a private guide instead of the four of us plugged in separately.