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Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

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Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

We're looking to hire a guide just for Olympia. Are there guides available when you get there? Is it possible to reserve one in advance, assuming we are taking the train to get there and don't need transportation from Katakolon?

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1. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

Hey and welcome OccasionalCruiser:-) What I would suggest doing here would be to send an email off to xenagoi@otenet.gr/ They are the official Assoc of Graduate Tourist Guides and am sure network throughout the Country so may be able to set something up for you..without you getting there and finding no one! Another outfit that has been known to accommodate special requests is www.athenswalkingtours.gr/ Although they are based in Athens, they, too, network well and as stated, have helped others out in places other than Athens;-) Let us know how it goes..Enjoy!

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2. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

Thanks so much for your help.

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3. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

It might be worth an email to here too,

http://www.olympia-greece.org/

Or with some good reading material & this excellent map you may not need one!

planetware.com/map/olympia-map-gr-oly_e.htm

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4. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

Always a pleasure OccasionalCruiser:-) Am sure with all the great links/info here, you're bound to nail something to suit! Keep enjoyin'!

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5. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

I know a local tour agent that has been organizing shore excursions to the area and rest of Greece since 1965. Maybe they can help you. This is their website:

www.achtypistours.gr

Edited: 27 July 2010, 18:25
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6. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

Thanks for your help. It's been hard to get information and a lot of people haven't answered queries to websites or email addresses that I've been given.

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7. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

Is there a law about tour guides having to be licensed in Greece, like there is in Italy?

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8. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

Hey Psychobabbl..and yes, tour guides are required to be licensed;-) Enjoy!

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9. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

Does anyone know how to contact this tour guide Andrew Stathopoulos/ for a Olympia tour? He was suggested in one of the postings. Thanks

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10. Re: Tour Guides at Olympia and other sites in Greece

....try going back to that post and sending a PM (Private Message) to the poster for info! Best ..and EnjoY!