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Tour Guide in Delphi

Have been unable to make contact via email (kpagona@hotmail.com) w/ Penny Kolomvotsou, RS recommended guide.

Do I have the correct email address? Failing that, can anyone suggest another Delphi guide that you have had a good experience w/?

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One highly-recommended licensed guide I have the link for is Georgia Hasioti -- link is http://www.delphi-guide.gr Georgia lives permanently in Delphi.

Her name was provided by the very BEST expert on Delphi on all the Greece forums -- "Mariha," a travel-industry professional whose parents own several businesses there... she herself has been front-desk head at numerous upscale hotels on the islands, and is now working in Delphi. She posts on many many greek subjects on Trip Advisor, Fodors Forum, Lonely planet but not on RS, I believe.

Mariha also recommended another Delphi based guide, Vicky, but no contact info. If you need to get this, I suggest you contact Mariha via PM on Trip Advisor. BTW, if you are considering doing a "D-I-Y" visit to Delphi, Mariha has given a step-by-step SUPERB guide for doing that at post#4 on this thread: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g189408-i2078-k5461206-Delphi_day_trip-Delphi_Phocis_Region_Central_Greece.html -- And don't overlook post#6! Mariha reports that the Delphi KTEL bus stop is now Right BY the Museum & site entry, not at the other end of town as formerly. What good NEWS.

If you do plan a trip that involves overnight (Ive done it both ways and highly recommend the o-night strategy), I can recommend as budget hotel Hotel PAN on main street, downhill side. We took rooms on the main floor back, wondering what the view would be like ... but as we walke onto the balcony, hawks were circling BELOW us!!! Stunning view straight down mountain to valley & sea.

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Strange you cannot get a hold of Penny. My fiance and I did not have any issues setting up a tour in June with her. We enjoyed her guidance very much. Penny went out of her way to make us welcome and help us accomplish our goals. Here is some more info for you in case you have not gone.

My fiance and I watched numerous videos on Greece. Here are a few we found particularly interesting:

  1. The Great Courses: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/history/great-tours-greece-and-turkey-from-athens-to-istanbul.html
  2. BBC Series: Treasures of Ancient Greece: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05ql1sf
  3. Dr. Michael Scott: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dr+michael+scott+bbc
  4. Rick Steve’s https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/greece (of course you should know this already :) )

We also took two books, Rick Steve’s: Greece, Athens and the Peloponnese and the Blue Guide Greece the Aegean Islands. We believe watching many videos is the only way to capture 360 view of what you are looking at when at a site.