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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!
 

Cape Sounion is a beautiful destination near Athens

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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?

May Day in 2022?

Hi! I will be in Athens for a few days soon, including May Day (Sunday) and May 2nd (observed). I've read about and seen videos of the strikes that happen, including trains and ferries not operating. I'm planning to visit Hydra one of those two days. Since May Day is on a Sunday this year, is it more likely that transportation via ferry will be stopped on May 1st or the observed day May 2nd?

Thank you kindly for any thoughts you can give!

The Stavros Niarchos center is a great place to take the kids

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Tips on making your trip to the Acropolis kid friendly!

Many activities in Greece can be kid friendly, as long as you make some minor adjustments. The acropolis is a great place to visit but it can get a bit tiring for young kids who don't like being in the sun or walking up a lot of stairs. My first recommendation is to go very early in the morning, or late afternoon when there is not a lot of sun. Make sure the little ones are wearing hats and sunscreen and they are very hydrated. I suggest that you don't spend too much time at the top of the acropolis, but rather take a stroll through the museum and have a snack at the Café that overlooks the Acropolis. As always, you can make the experience more fun by getting some goodies at the gift shop.
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