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xmelissaa

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Should I take a guided tour or do you recommend just going up on my own?
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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Go up on your own, and take a cold bottle of water if you'll be there in the summer. It gets hot as hell up there.
 

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I agree! Going on your own to see the Acropolis, rather than a guided tour is so much better (going at your own pace) and water is needed too!
 
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Hash

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Should I take a guided tour or do you recommend just going up on my own?
I used to promote Delos Excursions in Mykonos,and sometimes we had affluent, private clients who wanted exclusive use of the Delos island and private guided viewing, Acropolis is majestic,way too long and much more interesting and historical,if you can find a private guide this would be the best way, early morning say at 7am.... Just reminded me of Angkor Wat here next door in Siem Reap,Cambodia,we hired a private guide for 3 days because that's how long it really takes to enjoy this magnificent archeological site,[I could have spent 1 week].....we were so fortunate to see some monks from a temple I know very well on a pilgrimage chanting Buddhist prayers which I know......the acoustics were Unbelievable...... wouldn't you be lucky if there was
classical Greek music being played there..!?[In August there is a panigiri in Delos..complimentary transfer and wine and Mezedes....and classical music...heaven on earth in the summer ❤️❤️👌....Had I been there I would certainly put you in touch with the most professional tour guides.... Enjoy it either way, take lots of water and a picnic with you, just sit there and take it all in and imagine what Acropolis was really like all those years ago....if you have time go to Zunio....or spelt Sounion.....the second mini Acropolis......I just looked it up..
Just imagine a guided tour whole day.... time to relax and musical odyssey❤️❤️... Kalley Mera from Thailand and monsoons beginning..
 
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Should I take a guided tour or do you recommend just going up on my own?
You are in Hellas now!!!
Stop planning!!!
Open your heart and explore on your own feel the land where your DNA is from.
 
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toniiv

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You are in Hellas now!!!
Stop planning!!!
Open your heart and explore on your own feel the land where your DNA is from.
Hahaha good point. Maybe not everything should be planned. Go the Greek way and just wander around
 
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k_tsoukalas

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Should I take a guided tour or do you recommend just going up on my own?
I have done it both ways, and I preferred the tour, at least for the first time. It is nice to get an overview of the history before venturing on my own.
 
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Should I take a guided tour or do you recommend just going up on my own?
if your intrest is to learn history myths trandition and not just to make photos, a lincened guide will answer in all your questions!
 

Why arent the old Olympic stadiums being used for anything?

This is something that I’ve wondered for a very long time but I’ve never heard an answer. How come the old Olympic stadiums in Greece aren’t being repurposed for something useful. This is a phenomen that has also happened in other countries where the Olympic Games have been held. Why did this happen in Greece though?

Up-to-date Athens Festival Guide!

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis

Now hear me out. I usually go to see a performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre every time I visit Athens. A few times I have seen operas there. In fact, I have only been to operas at this theatre, having never been to an opera at any other time in my life. I have to say it is an amazing experience. If you are going this year and you have never been to an opera, Toscana is being performed here as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Do yourself a favour and go see it. You can find details here: https://whyathens.com/events/tosca-greek-national-opera/

And to get you in the mood, here are a couple of photos of the last opera I went to see there:

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Best Ice cream in Athens!❤️❤️😋😋

A walking tour of Lavrio, Greece

Lavrio is the coastal town in the southeastern part of Attica which is the region where Athens is located. This is a great place to visit if you want to go to restaurants and shop around, but also be by the water. Personally, I get pretty tired of staying in downtown Athens because there's not much of a breeze and I can't get to the beach very quickly. This is only super easy if you're renting a car, otherwise you can get to the beach or visit closer beach areas like Glyfada.

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