Hello, Does anyone have a recommendation for a local guide in Athens? Thank you.
Do you have a copy of RS Athens/Greece Guide Book yet? If so, great. If not, I would suggest you get one soon as it certainly was an asset for our planning when we visited Greece last summer. I no longer have that guide book or I would look up any local guides that are recommended in it. You might want to try the same. We certainly enjoyed Athens and the other parts of Greece that we saw. Hope you do also. Happy travels.
I second the idea of getting (library nearby?) a copy of the Rs guidebook. Also, the Viator tour site lists guides for Greece. I know nothing about this company, other than they are basically a middleman. However, I recognize the faces of several local guides from our RS Greece tour last year. There is also Matt Barrett's guide to Greece and he has a guide he recommends. The RS guide references Matt Barrett. Hope this helps.
when will you be in athens ? there are some good once , and for how long would you need,t ? there are only for the day i mean acropolis and things like that , and also there are some for athens by night with musik and greek dance and so , but if you also ask your hotel i am sure they also can help you ,
Thank you everyone for your help. I am now in touch with a guide recommended in RS's guidebook. Thanks again!
While hiring a guide or going on a tour is very convenient it is also very easy to do-it-yourself. With a good guide book (Rick Steves) the internet (Matt's Greek Guide) and travel forums you will find that it is not as difficult to see Athens on your own as you may think. There is only a small area in Athens that most tourists go to which makes it very easy to do it yourself. Plus you go at your own pace and there is the opportunity to take a side street or lane that isn't on a tour where you'll some very nice surprises! However if you feel a guide is less stressful there is a FREE tour available (small gratuities accepted) http://www.athensfreewalkingtour.com/
Thank you for your reply. Yes, we will happily explore the city on our own, we have four days to spend. However, we are traveling with two children and think that a professional guide for a half day to see the ruins would be helpful. We're excited!!