Private Percy Jackson Tour of Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon from Athens
If your kids are Percy Jackson fans, then this half-day private tour from Athens is an absolute must! Driving along the Athens Riviera, you will head towards Cape Sounion, where there is a temple dedicated to Percy’s father – The Temple of Poseidon. Spend some time admiring its position and listening to tales from Greek Mythology in the company of our expert guide, before the perfect ending to the tour – A magical sunset with the Temple as a backdrop.
Family Trip to Cape Sounion
As this is a private family tour, you will be taken in a comfortable vehicle out of Athens, where you will join up with the coastline, before driving along the Athens Riviera. During the drive to the Temple of Poseidon, there will be plenty of time for a swim along the way. Depending on the time of year, you might choose to swim in the warm waters of the Vouliagmeni thermal lake, or the sea itself. Whichever you decide, we’re sure you are going to enjoy this welcome break from your busy sightseeing schedule to have some fun in the water!
In case you do not fancy a swim or the weather does not permit it, we will stop at Stavros Niarchos Park.
The Temple of Poseidon
Finally, after drying off and continuing the drive, you will arrive at the Temple of Poseidon. This temple has been standing for nearly 2500 years, and is of a Doric style. There are many myths and legends connected with the temple, as well as those concerning Poseidon himself. The kids will love visiting the Temple of Percy’s father that inspired Rick Riordan books.
The Sunset at the Temple of Poseidon
As the sun slowly starts to sink lower in the sky, there’s something truly magical about the sunset at the Temple of Poseidon, and witnessing it really gives a better understanding as to just why the ancient Greek built the temple in this place.
Once the sun has finally set, it is then time to walk back out of the site to the vehicle and begin the drive back to Athens. It’s been a fun afternoon, so there will be plenty to talk about on the way back!
Percy Jackson Tour of Greece
In addition to our Athens mythology tour to Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, we also have a number of other individual Greek mythology tour and packages you might be interested in. Other popular Percy Jackson Tours from Athens include a private family tour to Delphi, and a tour that combines Epidaurus and Nafplion. For a truly immersive experience, try one of our packages for a Percy Jackson tour of Greece. You can choose between 2, 3, 5, and 7-day tours all designed specifically with families in mind.
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
- This tour is a great way to see one of the best sunsets in Greece
- Entrance fees not included
- There is an option to include also a private guide with an extra charge
Best season to visit