Making final preparations for our 20 day trip to Greece, leaving Oct 2.
Our group of 4 has an active interest and love (but not a deep knowledge) of ancient Greek mythology, history drama , art and architecture.
We intend to hide private guides for at least some of the ruins/archaeological sites we will be visiting. Would all of the ruins warrant a private guide or is it more advisable/necessary for some but not others.
I've read that it's easy to hire a guide once you get there but is there an advantage to booking a guide in advance and if so, how does one go about it. Int the past, in other countries I've experienced many wonderful guided tours and some that are not so great so any specific recommendations would be much appreciated.
We plan to visit the archaeological museums associated with each site.
Our itinerary will begin with: Knossos and Phaistos on Crete , Akrotiri on Santorini, and then Delos. For the Acropolis and Agora in Athens we plan to use Context Tours. Then we proceed to Delphi and Meteora, then Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia.
For which of the sites (and museums) would you recommend guides and who would you recommend.
Thanks in advance.