Our Percy Jackson tour of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon is ideal for families who want to spend a day having fun whilst they see the highlights of Athens. Using stories from Greek Mythology and the Percy Jackson books, our guides will bring ancient Athens to life in a way you could never have imagined. Kids will love the interactive games and quizzes throughout the day, and parents the way that each site is presented in a new and interesting fashion. This private family tour goes far beyond any other tour you may have tried – It’s a unique experience that everyone will enjoy!
Your day starts when you meet our fun and knowledgeable guide. As they lead the way up to the top of the Acropolis Hill, they will explain what is in store for you – We’re sure you will love it!
With a focus on Greek mythology told in a way that everyone will understand, appreciate and be enthusiastic about, our guide will point out places of interest such as ancient theatres and defensive walls on the way to the top of the Acropolis. Once you reach the peak, the magnificent Parthenon and other buildings which make up this UNESCO World Heritage site will be revealed. If your kids are Percy Jackson fans, they may know that this was the site of one of the battles from the books!
Our guide will explain about the history of the site, as well as the mythology attached to it. There’s plenty of time for photos, instagram, and videos, and you’ll enjoy filming not only the buildings, but the views onto the city of Athens as well. When it’s time to move on to the next stage of the day, our guide will lead the way back down the hill and towards the museum.
The Acropolis Museum
Considered to be one of the finest museums in the world, it houses exhibits and displays containing artefacts found at the Acropolis. If this doesn’t sound too exciting… Don’t worry! Our kid-friendly guides will help bring the museum to life through interactive games and activities. This is a museum that everyone will enjoy, and you will leave having found out even more about ancient Greek culture.
After leaving the museum, it will be time for lunch. There are two choices – You can either eat lunch in the historic center of Athens, or take a drive for an hour or so along the Athens riviera and dine in a seaside taverna. The choice is yours! After lunch, there will be some time to relax and take a swim. In the colder months we recommend Lake Vouliagmeni which is a thermal lake. During the summer months, the sea is all yours to play in!
Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
After finishing swimming, the drive continues on to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. This temple is over 2500 years old, and is thought to have been built on the site of an even older temple. There are many legends and myths attached to the temple and its position, with some people thinking that it forms part of a ‘Sacred Triangle’ of temples along with the Parthenon and another temple on the island of Aegina. As you listen to stories from Greek Mythology, the sun will slowly sink lower in the sky, which is a sign that you should find somewhere to watch the sunset. With the temple as a backdrop, it’s a truly magical experience, and one the entire family will enjoy. There will certainly be plenty to talk about on the way back to Athens, and you can look forward to your next day of adventures in Greece!
More Greek Mythology Tours
In addition to our full day Percy Jackson tour of Athens, Kids Love Greece also provide a number of other Percy Jackson and Greek Mythology tours. Families spending longer in Athens might like to try two more day trips, such as the Percy Jackson Tour to Delphi and the Percy Jackson tour to Ancient Corinth and Epidaurus. Further afield, we also run a tour from Naflpion to Olympia, and on the island of Crete, a tour of Knossos and the Archaeological museum. For more information, contact the team of Kids Love Greece today, and we will help plan a Percy Jackson tour of Greece just for you.
Disclaimer: The Percy Jackson tour to Greece and its promotion are not sponsored by Rick Riordan or Disney*Hyperion and they specifically disclaim any legal obligations or responsibilities for the tour.
Families should know
See the highlights of Athens
Lunch and entrance fees not included
Kids will love
Interactive games and quizzes throughout the day
Seeing places linked to Percy Jackson stories
Listening to tales from Greek mythology
Swimming in the afternoon
Parents will love
Knowledgeable fun guide
A unique family experience
The way the day is broken up so there is not too much overload
Best season to visit
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