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Finding a Tour Guide for Mycenae

Greetings! My wife and I are traveling Greece this April for our (much belated) honeymoon, kicking off with a Peloponnesian leg.

Starting from Nafplion, we hope we can visit the Mycenaean archeological site then head to a hot spring. Maybe Methana or a more logical stop (we will have a car rented for maximum flexibility).

Can anyone recommend a tour guide who can host just the 2 of us for an intimate tour of Mycenae? That's a sort of romantic ideal so we're totally open to joining a small group too if anyone has had a memorable experience with a wonderful guide.


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In Greece only licensed tour guides are allowed to escort visitors through ruins, museums, etc. Their licensing requires years of rigorous studies. Currently I think the going rate is about €60 pr hour, usually 2 hour minimum, for groups up to 4-5. When I first visited Nafplio 20 years ago, local agencies were running day tours with a licensed guide, covering Mycenae & Epidaurus. Alas, havent seen this lately.

Google -- IF you specify Licensed - does give some links to investigate: (this one explains the value of licensed guide in experiencing a complex site like Mycenae -- has a long list of licensed guides but mostly in Athens -- he only one with address "argolis" ( = Nafplio area) only lists a phone #, no email.

You are probably going to get enthusiastic comments about a wonderful day out, but close reading will reveal that their "guide" was a driver had a lot of anecdotes & took them to a nice lunch place but who handed them a brochure at the entrance to ancient sites, but was not permitted in..