We are planning to have a private guide for the Acropolis. Would it be a benefit to have them also take us through the museum? or is the museum such that we can get full enjoyment by ourselves?
On our RS Greece Tour we had Faye Georgiou as our guide for the Acropolis Museum. She is knowledgeable and very personable. Would not hesitate to recommend her! Some friends who were with us a couple years ago are returning soon with their daughter. They have booked another guided tour with her. This is a worthwhile introduction to the history throughout Greece. Enjoy!
We had a private guide for Acropolis and ancient agora. We did Acropolis museum on our own. I thought it was easy to appreciate after having a guide for the Acropolis.
We are using RS guide Nikki Vlachou for Olympia ---- she says she arranges guides for Athens and Delphi too. Any comments on whether someone else in those areas would be more appropriate?
There are many professionals that can join you as guides. I believe for the museum is not necessary as there is also audio guides. But for the rest of the monuments you will learn many things ftom a professional.
What I would definately suggest for all visitors is apart from daily activities to watch a theatrical performance of Ancient Drama. It's sth new in Athens but unique for all tourists as the scripts are 2.500 years and you will not have this experience anywhere else. Try www.fimonoitheater.com
Ah, Niki was our amazing guide in Olympia. Good choice. Knowledgeable and delightful!
We also took a guided 3.5 hr. Jewish walking tour in Athens. Our guide was Salvatore Levy. www.jewishtours.gr. His tour included Syntagma square, Plaka, the ancient Agora, the Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Holocaust Memorial, the eternal Jewish neighborhoods, Monastiraki, Thissio, and Psiri. In addition all the classical Athenian archeological sites are included. We felt we got a comprehensive tour & introduction to ancient Athens. Highly recommend this walking tour. We were originally scheduled for just my husband and myself, but Salvatore asked if another couple could join us. We were more than happy to do that. He reduced the fee.
The museum is very well organized and the labels all include English, as I recall. A good guide would probably add to your museum experience, but not as much as he/she would add to the Acropolis itself. So whether to keep the guide for the museum is more about cost and convenience than anything else.
Thanks everyone. all booked!