What is Percy Jackson? A Cheat-Sheet for Parents
- Who is Percy Jackson?
- Who wrote the Percy Jackson books?
- What is the connection between Percy Jackson and Greece?
- What is The Heroes of Olympus?
- What is The Trials of Apollo?
- Is Percy’s name Greek Mythology-related?
- Does Percy Jackson ever visit Greece? Which places?
- Which books should you read before visiting Greece?
- What kind of Percy Jackson trips are there to Greece?
- What Greek Heroes Appear in the Percy Jackson Books?
- What Greek Gods Appear in the Percy Jackson Books?
- Which Greek Cities Are Mentioned in the Percy Jackson Books?
- What Are The Best Archeological Sites in Greece Related to Percy Jackson?
- Are Percy Jackson Trips in Greece Suitable For Adults?
Do you have a child that cannot stop talking about Percy Jackson? Is our child asking for a trip to Greece but you have no idea where to start looking for information? Do not worry! You have you covered!
Kids Love Greece is the proud organizer of the Mythology Trips to Greece inspired by the Percy Jackson tours. We organize tours for families where you visit the places where the stories of Percy Jackson took action.
As a start though, let’s start with the basics, since most parents don’t know much about the Percy Jackson books.
Who is Percy Jackson?
Percy Jackson is the main character of the book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by the author Rick Riordan (pronounced Rye-or-dan).
In the first book, The Lightning Thief, Percy is a twelve-year-old boy who lives in New York City with his mother and stepfather.
Who wrote the Percy Jackson books?
Richard (Rick) Riordan is the author of the Percy Jackson book series. Riordan lives in the US. Riordan’s books have been translated into forty-two languages and sold more than thirty million copies in the US.
What is the connection between Percy Jackson and Greece?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a five-book fantasy series set in the present-day United States. Throughout the series, and the two continuation series The Heroes of Olympus and The Trials of Apollo, Riordan brings Greek myths to life in often humorous ways.
In The Lightning Thief, Percy discovers the Greek gods still exist and that his long-lost father is actually the god of the sea, Poseidon.
In Riordan’s world, Mount Olympus is suspended above the Empire State Building in New York City, and there is a camp called Camp Half-Blood on Long Island Sound for demigods like Percy.
What is The Heroes of Olympus?
The Heroes of Olympus is a second five-book series set six months after the last book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It follows Percy and six other demigods as they fight against Gaea, the primordial earth goddess and mother of the titan lord Kronos.
The first two books, The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune, are set in the United States and the last three, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades, and The Blood of Olympus, are set in various cities in Europe including Rome, Venice, and Split.
What is The Trials of Apollo?
The Trials of Apollo is another five-book series that takes place after the last book in The Heroes of Olympus series.
The main character is the god Apollo, who, following events in The Blood of Olympus, is cursed by his father, Zeus, to be mortal until he can redeem himself. In this series, three of the worst emperors of Ancient Rome have returned to take over the United States. It is up to mortal Apollo, known as Lester Papadopoulos, the demigods of the previous books, and some new characters to defeat these emperors.
Is Percy’s name Greek Mythology-related?
Yes, Percy is actually named after the Greek hero Perseus, the original slayer of Medusa.
In the series, Percy’s mother named him after this hero because Perseus is one of the few heroes who has a “happy ending,” and actually lives until old age.
Does Percy Jackson ever visit Greece? Which places?
Yes, Percy and the six other demigods travel to Greece in the last book of The Heroes of Olympus, The Blood of Olympus, in order to gather ingredients for the physician’s cure and defeat Gaea.
They visit the Greek cities of Ithaca, Olympia, Pylos, Sparta, Mykonos, Delos, Epidaurus, and Athens in this book.
Which books should you read before visiting Greece?
We recommend reading the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians if possible because of the many myth references that will be relevant during a trip to Greece.
If you want an even more immersive experience, read The Blood of Olympus where the characters go to Greece. However, we don’t recommend reading The Blood of Olympus without reading the first four books in the Heroes of Olympus series.
Did you know that the Kids Love Greece can help you organize your Percy Jackson Trip to Greece? Contact us NOW!
What kind of Percy Jackson trips are there to Greece?
Kids Love Greece has a variety of Percy Jackson tour options.
We have private tours where you can create a Private Percy Jackson Mythology DIY Trip personalized for your family and have a specialized guide all to yourself.Check availability
We also have organized Small Groups Percy Jackson Trip with other families visiting Greece for the same reason as you!
Small groups can be fun for your kids because they get to meet other Percy Jackson fans and play games during their tours. This is often the cheaper option as well if that is a concern for your family.Check availability
We also have different Greek Mythology Tour Packages depending on how long you plan to be in Greece and how many cities you want to visit!
Contact us NOW and we will help you organize your own Greek Mythology Trip to Greece (Percy Jackson or not Percy Jackson related).
What Greek Heroes Appear in the Percy Jackson Books?
Many heroes are mentioned throughout the series, including Perseus, Hercules, Daedalus, and Jason. Also, Percy and his friends battle many of the same monsters that appear in the Greek myths.
What Greek Gods Appear in the Percy Jackson Books?
All of the major gods appear at some point in the series. Percy enters the throne room on Mount Olympus in The Lightning Thief, The Titan’s Curse, and The Last Olympian to commune with the twelve Olympian gods.
Multiple gods also reveal themselves and provide aid to Percy and his friends throughout the series including Dionysus, Ares, Hermes, Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hephaestus.
Which Greek Cities Are Mentioned in the Percy Jackson Books?
Athens is mentioned a few times throughout the series, and in The Blood of Olympus, the last book in the Heroes of Olympus series, the characters go to Athens, Ithaca, Sparta, Olympia, Pylos, Epidaurus, Mykonos, and Delos.
Visit Athens and Join our Pecy Jackson Athens Tour there and join our tours in Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Temple of Poseidon in Sounion).Check availability
What Are The Best Archeological Sites in Greece Related to Percy Jackson?
The Acropolis in Athens is the #1 spot for Percy Jackson fans to see. It is mentioned by Annabeth in The Lightning Thief, and in The Blood of Olympus the major battle against the giants takes place at the site.
If you want to visit these places with your kids, you should take a look at our newest Percy Jackson tours in Greece.
Are Percy Jackson Trips in Greece Suitable For Adults?
Our Percy Jackson trips are most often booked by adults with children, but they are fun for Percy Jackson fans of any age. If you prefer a tour without children, we have options for private Percy Jackson tours.
Best season to visit
Find out the where to go and what to do in Greece with the family. Book with us for amazing family memories.
Get inspired by our top ideas for vacation in Greece. Discover our blog full of ideas, insights about Greek destinations, reviews for kid friendly activities, hotels, beaches, museums and so much more!