From Athens: Percy Jackson Tour of Nafplion & Mycenae

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Tour of Nafplion and Mycenae is available as a day trip from either Athens or Nafplion itself. Driven in a luxury vehicle and accompanied by our expert and engaging guide, you will first visit the place many consider to be the creative center of ancient Greek culture - Mycenae.

This once powerful city state traded all over the Mediterranean during the bronze age, and its history has become entwined with Greek Mythology. King Agamemnon who launched the war against Troy was ruler of these lands, where the walls are so big it was said the Cyclops themselves built them! Our guide will show you around the site, sharing not only the Greek myths connected with the city but also stories from the Percy Jackson books.

Moving on from Mycenae, the private tour then continues in Naflpion, a port town often described as the most beautiful in Greece. Here, you'll be taken on a walking tour that takes in the main highlights, including where to find the best ice-cream in town! Combining sightseeing with excitement and relaxation, this day tour is one to remember!

What to Expect :

We've designed this tour of Nafplion and Mycenae to have two different but equally enjoyable parts. The first, is a journey back into ancient Greece, to a time when myths were being lived and legends were being made. This takes place at the very heart of one of the most powerful bronze age civilizations in Europe - Mycenae. Now classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the remains of Mycenae dominate the landscape around it. Set amid awe-inspiring hills, visitors are still filled with wonder as they pass through the magnificent Lions Gate. Imagine how this must have felt 3000 years ago!

As our guide shows you around the site, they will explain not only the history but also the mythology connected with the city and civilization. Percy Jackson fans will also get a kick out of discovering the links between the myths and the books, and will soon learn that our guide is a huge Percy Jackson superfan! You'll come away from Mycenae having not only learned something new about Ancient Greece but also buzzing with excitement!

The second part of the day takes place back in Nafplion. Often considered to be one of the prettiest towns in Greece, it feels like it has been built for walking around. Our guide will lead you through the maze-like streets of the historic section, up to a Venetian fortress, and to places where you get the best views and photos. You'll feel totally at ease as you enjoy the neoclassical surroundings and waterfront sites. A great end to a perfect day!

Note: 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.

Why book this tour :

  • An interesting day trip showing different aspects of Greece.
  • Great for mythology fans and Percy Jackson readers.
  • Our expert guide keeps things light, engaging and fun.
  • Learn about the Mycenaean civilization.
  • Stand in the place where King Agamemnon looked out over his lands!
  • Walking tour of a quaint town.
  • Countless photo and video opportunities for you to share on Instagram!

Inclusions / exclusions:

  • A hand-picked fully-licensed guide who is great with families
  • Private Guided tour of Myceane and Nafplio
  • Private luxury transportation
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Snacks, meals and drinks
  • Archaeological site and museum entrance fees



Is this a kid-friendly tour?

Yes it is! Our Percy Jackson tours are designed to be fully inclusive for kids, and our guides are specifically trained with how to adapt tours for families with kids of all ages.

What should we take?

The Greek sun can be quite strong, even during the spring and fall. Taking a hat, sunblock, sunglasses and water is suggested. You might also want to bring along a powerbank so that your phone or camera doesn’t run out of power at a critical moment!

What about if the weather turns bad?

Heavy rain is unlikely to be an issue, but if bad weather is forecast we will either adapt the tour, or contact you in cases of extremes.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, our Percy Jackson Olympia tour is conducted by an English speaking guide. If you would prefer a guide in another language, let us know, and we will arrange it for you.

How do you accept payment?

Payments for tours can be made through this site using our safe and secure system. You will be issued a voucher for the tour which you should have with you on the day.

What is the duration of the Tour of Nafplion & Mycenae: Percy Jackson Themed?

Lasting approximately 8 hours, this tour is a full-day immersion in history and myth. 

Are there any age restrictions for this tour?

This journey through time is crafted for all ages. Our Percy Jackson Nafplion & Mycenae tour is an inclusive experience, perfect for young explorers and seasoned adventurers alike.

What are the main attractions included in the tour?

Discover Mycenae, the legendary city-state of King Agamemnon, and stroll through charming Nafplion, with its picturesque streets and neoclassical beauty. Highlights include the majestic Lions Gate and a walking tour of Nafplion's historic center.

Is transportation provided during the tour?

Yes, luxury transportation is part of the tour package. 

Can I bring my own food and drinks during the tour?

You are welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages. 

Are there any special discounts available for children or groups?

For information on special pricing for children or group discounts, please reach out to us via email or by calling our customer service line.

Is the tour suitable for individuals with mobility issues?

We aim to accommodate all guests, but due to the historic nature of the sites, those with mobility issues may find certain areas challenging. Please contact us for specific details so we can assist in planning your visit.

Can I book the Tour of Nafplion & Mycenae: Percy Jackson Themed online?

You can book the tour directly through our website, via email, or by calling our customer service line. We recommend booking in advance to secure your preferred date.

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