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Major travel agencies can provide English-speaking guides to take you around Athens's major sights. The Union of Official Guides provides licensed guides for individual or group tours, starting at about €100, including taxes, for a four-hour tour of the Acropolis and its museum. Hire only guides licensed by the EOT—they have successfully completed a two-year state program.

Personal Guides

Union of Certified Guides. The Union of Official Guides provides licensed guides for individual or group tours, starting at about €100, including taxes, for a four-hour tour of the Acropolis and its museum. 210/322–9705 or 210/322–0090. 210/323–9200. www.tourist-guides.gr.

Athens Walking Tours. The 13 certified guides of the Athens Walking Tours company offer walking tours of the Acropolis, as well as a culinary Food Tour around the city's central food market to celebrate both traditional and modern Greek cuisines. 210/884–7269 or 69458/59662. www.athenswalkingtours.gr.

City Sightseeing (www.city-sightseeing.com.)