We enjoyed the experience with Angeliki. She's an archeologist too, so it helped with the history and explanations of the sites. The views from the Parthenon were stunning and we were lucky with the crowds and weather. Beautiful place. Loved the Agora too, without Angeliki's explanations, we wouldn't know the significance of the various ruins. It was lovely. The Agora museum was closed for renovations though, which was a pity. We went up to the temple of Hephaestus too. Good tour.
Excellent tour! Our guide was Stavros, who was very knowledgeable about the locations and rather than just explaining what we were seeing, he worked hard to explain their significance and impact on our modern world. This is the place where our modern ideas of democracy and education began, and Stavros helped to put all of this into perspective with our own experiences today. This tour does require a lot of walking, and climbing steep ramps and steps.
We enjoyed the tour very much. Nikos was very knowledgeable and did great explaining things. Set a nice pace for walking since we had to ascend quite a ways to the top of the acropolis. I'm also glad we did the Agora and learned about it's purpose and place in culture. Could have skipped the museum.
Our tour guide Aristotle was very enthusiastic and really knowledgeable. The tour was well paced with timed breaks in shade. We totally enjoyed the wonderful tour. One input for prospective visitors is to tour the Ancient Agora on a separate tour/at a different time or even on your own, particularly if you are a family with younger kids. The combined trip is a wonderful timesaver but a little too much after an extensive tour of the Acropolis. For reference we went on this tour mid-August and tour start time was a little before noon. The tour was conducted by Athens walking tours.
This was an absolutely fantastic tour! Socrates, the guide, is an archeologist and his depth of knowledge about Greek history and culture is what you would expect of someone who has been in that field for more than 20 years. What you don't expect is his delivery which included lots of fun stories that put famous names in specific locations as we toured the Acropolis and the Agora. This 4 hour tour was so interesting it even kept my 14 year old son - normally enthrall to an electronic device - hanging on his every word. I would take any tour Socrates gave.
Our tour guide Helen was awesome! Organized, extremely knowledgeable, calm and patient. Even though it rained most of the tour, it didn't dampen Helens enthusiasm for bringing ancient Greece to life. The Acropolis was amazing to see in person and learning about the engineering expertise of ancient Greece was truly memorable. Having learning and forgotten all of this years ago in school, it was wonderful to see it in person and have Helen bring it to life with her deep knowledge of history. She gave us really good advice for where to go to lunch after, which was a perfect way to complete our day.