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Mycenae, Delphi, Acropolis, Mystras: Tour guides?

Would it make sense to book a local tour guide for any of the above. Traveling with two 13 year olds so their patience is limited but they will just have to suck it up. Any suggestions for a great local guide and whether we need them at all? Was thinking Delphi and ____?

Thank you

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Delphi - Georgia Hasioti, licensed guide, lives right there, known by and highly recommended by "Mariha" , a greek in the hospitality business, who lives offseason in delphi, knows it better than any of us. Meets u right at the site

For Athens/Acropolis this is a wonderful site listing licensed guides with photo, full profile & credentials, reviews and hourly rates. ... you really SEE what you'll get; many people have said this transformed their experience.

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Many of the sites in Greece are easy for a do-it-yourselfer. Get a good guide book or use the internet to learn more about where you want to go.

We have been to the Acropolis numerous times without guides. It's better to get there when it opens (8 a.m.) or late afternoon before/after the tour groups and tourists show up for a more relaxed and peaceful experience.

We used the bus to get from Nafplio to Mycenea off season and while there are other tourists it wasn't crowded and we could figure out what we were seeing by using guide books and the internet.

We haven't been to Delphi or Mystras but would believe you can do these sites without the extra cost of a guide.

Nothing wrong with guides for the first timers but remember you are on "their" time and not yours.

A little more research on your part will discover you can do these sites and many others without paying for guides.

Do what's best for your.