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Faye -excellent Athens guide

Thanks to Rick Steves' recommendation for his Athens travel book, we were able to secure Faye's guide serve its for our short stay. We spent a day and 1/2 with her and felt like we had know for a long time upon our first meeting. She is an archeologist, a life-long learner, and a young grandmothwr with a sharp wit. We appreciated her ability to keep us on a doable schedule, to answer my barrage of questions, and to entertain us with loads of historical information. Faye also recommended a trip to Sounion to see the sunset at Posideon. It was spectacular and after we were treated to a feast at a local village. Not only was the quantity and quality of the food outstanding but also the conversation with Faye and Panos- our intelligent, gentle driver.

I highly recommend hiring Faye if you want to get the most out of an impossiblely enoki use historical city like Athens. She is also terrific for many other parts of Greece.

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I have had Faye as a local guide and echo what Belina2 has said. She charges €50 per hour.

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She was our local guide in Athens on the RS Greece trip. What an amazing time-she brought history alive. I have to admit, that over time of those ancient artifacts can lose their impact, but Faye taught us why they were significant and what they said about a society. I still remember what she taught us about the requirements for a city/colony to survive. I wish she did podcasts!

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Yes, like Rich said about 50 euro per hour for guiding. Don't miss out on her suggestions like the trip to Sounion or somewhere to your liking.

*fyi I am an honest critic. I had very different feelings about our lodging in Santorini and posited in Trip Advisor. (Completely unrelated to Rick Steves' recommendations)

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We hired Fay for for guided tours of the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum on Oct. 29 and 30, 2014 and enjoyed both tours immensely. She was very knowledgeable, a lot of fun, and very honest about not inflating her fees by booking more time than we needed. We recommend her highly and also Panos, the driver she works with.