Frequently Asked Questions

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Are You A Licenced Tourist Guide?
For those of you who are booking private Tours for the first time, perhaps a little clarification would help.
By Greek law, tour drivers cannot guide inside the sites and tour guides cannot charge you for driving.
A tour driver and a tour guide are not the same. It is to your advantage when booking a private tour to be sure that you understand and know in advance the difference, so that you are guaranteed the kind of guide you are expecting.
As a tour driver, I can tell you everything I know (my customers say "More Than A Guide") about the sites, up until you enter the site, but Greek archaeological sites and museums are very strict about using only licensed guides within the sites themselves. I can arrange for you to have an Official Tourist Guide with an extra charge, if you think it is necessary for you, to have a full understanding of what you are seeing.
Are Your Prices Per Person?
Prices are quoted per vehicle (max. 4 passengers).
Are Your Tours And Transfers Shuttle Or Private?
Shuttle (shared) transfers, is a service with two or more stops to your chosen destination point.
The shuttle service is usually shared with other passengers, not of your party and the price is usually per passenger. Private service, is for you (your party) only and prices for private transfers are per vehicle, not per passenger.
All of my services are strictly private.
Do You Operate And Confirm Tours Or Transfers During Taxi Strikes?
Unfortunately no. I have to follow instructions of Taxi Association.
But I'll do my best to find the best solution for you and confirm your booking, using other types of vechicle like a Mini-Van or a Mini-Bus.
What If My Plane, Train or Ship Is Delayed?
There is no reason to worry. No matter the delay, I will be waiting without an additional charge. I have an on-line connection to airport, port and train information, specifically for this reason.
Can I Ask You For A Baby Chair In Your Car?
If you require a baby chair, please quote it, when you make your booking.
Baby chairs are provided free of charge.
What The Quotated Price For A Tour Include?
The price for a Tour include payment for car, driver, tolls for driving out of Athens city, V.A.T and insurance.
Does not include the cost of tickets to Museums, or Archaeological sites, meals or beverages.
Is Wi-Fi Free In Your Car Or There Is An Extra Charge?
Using Wi-Fi in my car is a part of my service and is absolutely free for all of my clients.






Additional Information

This table contains additional information such: entrance fees for sites, timetables, Athens city tips and much more.
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1) Entrance Fees And Timetables For Sites

Museums & Sights

PRICE €

Timetable


Winter

Summer

Athens National Archeological Museum

10,00

Monday :
13:00 – 19:30

Other Days :
8:30 – 15:00

Monday :
13:00 – 19:30

Other Days :
8:30 – 19:30

Acropolis Museum

5,00

8:00 – 19:30

Monday: Closed

8:00 – 19:30

Monday: Closed

Acropolis of Athens And 6 More sites

30,00

8:30 – 15:00

8:00 – 19:30

Ancient Corinth

8,00

8:30 – 15:00

8:00 – 19:30

Cape Sounion

8,00

8:00 until sunset

8:00 until sunset

Delphi

12,00

8:30 – 15:00

8:00 – 19:30

Epidaurus Theater

12,00

8:30 – 15:00

8:00 – 19:30

Meteora Monasteries

3,00

9:00 – 13:00 &

15:00 – 17:00

9:00 – 13:00 &

15:00 – 17:00

Mycenae

12,00

8:30 – 15:00

Monday :
12:00 – 19:30

Other Days :
8:00 – 19:30

Ancient Olympia

12,00

8:30 – 15:00

8:00 – 19:30

Eleusis

6,00

8:00 – 15:30

8:00 – 15:30

2) Official Greek Holidays



  • October 28th - National Holiday

  • December 25th & 26th - Christmas

  • January 1st - New Year's Day

  • January 6th - The Epiphany

  • Clean Monday - Movable feast

  • March 25th - Greek Independence Day

  • Orthodox Good Friday - Movable feast

  • Orthodox Easter - Movable feast

  • Orthodox Easter Monday - Movable feast

  • May 1st - Labor day and the Feast of the Flowers

  • August 15th - Dormition of The Virgin Mary

 
3) Useful Tips

  • Visa Requirements:
    Greece is part of the Shengen treaty so European Union travellers from other countries members of the treaty do not need a passport. All Citizens of European Union countries have free access. A visa is not needed for visitors from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand staying of up to three months. Visitors from all other countries have to obtain a visa from the Greek Embassy or the Consulate in their residence country. For duration of stay longer than 3 months, they have to obtain permission from the Aliens Bureau in Athens.

  • Currency Regulations:
    The Euro is the official currency in Greece. There is free and unlimited importing of foreign currency in Greece either in traveller's cheques or cash. But on departure, any remaining amount that is worth more than 1.760€, in any currency, has to be declared. Money can be exchanged in any bank, exchange bureaus, some travel agencies or in some hotels. Credit cards are used almost anywhere in Greece for paying hotel or restaurant bills. You can also use them to withdraw cash from ATMs. Smart card credit cards have not been introduced yet by the local banks so take into account credit card readers are not very advanced.

  • Electricity Supply:
    220 volts a.c. at 50 Hz. The wall sockets have two or three round holes as in continental Europe.

  • Telephone dialling systems:
    Tone and Pulse, wherever the telephone sets are able to interchange between systems.

  • Television system:
    PAL

  • Water Quality:
    Overall, the water quality is excellent. But you have to be aware that in a few regions and on certain islands, the water is not drinkable. Then, it is preferable to ask for mineral water, even for your coffee.

  • Communications:
    GSM access networks, similar to the ones in Europe, cover the whole of Greece. Mobile phones are very popular and cheap so to avoid roaming charges could purchase local prepaid SIMs to use. You can easily find a public telephone, property of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE), that work with a telephone card. Cards for mobile phones and for telephone booths can be purchased from kiosks, local post offices, local OTE offices, or tourists' shops.

  • Country dialling code :
    +30

  • Maps:
    There are a number of maps of the island on the market and most of them are provided free of charge by Hotels, and Travel Agents.

  • Newspapers and magazines:
    Most western European newspapers and magazines arrive in Athens on a daily basis and they are available in many places.

  • Shops opening times:
    Although shops are normally open from 9am to 1pm and from 3.30/4pm to 7.30/8pm, in some tourist areas they tend to stay openuninterruptedly from 9.30am to 7.30pm, allowing for slight variations from town to town. Large department stores are open throughout the country from 9.30am to 7.30pm.

  • Time zone:
    Greece is seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the USA and Canada. Daylight saving time in Greece goes into effect each year usually from the end of March to the middle of October.

  • Post Offices:
    All  Post Offices are open  from 8am-2pm Monday to Friday .

  • Shopping:
    Greece is an interesting place to shop. Greece has at least 2000 years of manufacturing unique and skilful handicraft gold jewellery. Many shops sell classic and modern gold and silver jewellery as well as antique reproduction jewellery, in 14k and 18k with diamonds and precious stones. Antique carpets and hand made silk on silk rugs, furniture, paintings and porcelain can also be found. Greece is also famous for the leather and fur, bottles, leather coats, fur coats, and mink. Other kinds of goods such as souvenirs, sponges, clothes, shoes, books, andmore can be found in the many shops of Greece. And the traditional art workshops for the world famous hand made  pottery's-ceramics.

  • Healthcare and Medical Assistance:
    Tourists requiring urgent medical care should go to the nearest hospital emergency ward (airports and many train stations also have medical teams and first aid facilities). Those with serious illnesses or allergies should always carry a special note from their physicians giving detailed information on the treatments they are following or that may be necessary.Pharmacies generally follow shop opening times (approx. from 8.30am to 12.30pm and from 3 to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, but in large cities manyare open throughout the day. Night time service is provided on a shift basis. Business hours and night shifts are displayed outside each pharmacy and are published in local papers. It is advisable to procure a document certifying coverageby the national health care service before departure.


4) Meteora Monasteries Visiting Hours And Days



Summer (April 1st To October 31st)

MONASTERY OPEN CLOSED
ST. STEPHEN NUNNERY 9.30-13.00

15.00-17.30 
MONDAY
GREAT METEORO 9.00-17.00 TUESDAY
ROUSSANOU 9.00-17.00 WEDNESDAY
HOLY TRINITY 09.00-17.00 THURSDAY
VARLAAM 9.00-16.00 FRIDAY
ST.NIKOLAOS ANAPAFSAS  9.00-15.30 FRIDAY


Winter (November 1st to March 31st)

MONASTERY OPEN CLOSED
ST. STEPHEN NUNNERY 9.30-13.00

15.00-17.00 
MONDAY
GREAT METEORO 9.00-16.00 TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
ROUSSANOU 9.00-14.00 WEDNESDAY
HOLY TRINITY 10.00-16.00 WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
VARLAAM 9.00-16.00 THURSDAY FRIDAY
ST.NIKOLAOS ANAPAFSAS  9.00-14.00 FRIDAY
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