This half-day Sounio day trip from Athens is a must not only for Percy Jackson fans but also for lovers of Greek Mythology and anyone who appreciates a good sunset! Starting in the afternoon, you’ll be driven along the Athens Riviera, take a swim in the sea or a thermal lake, and then arrive at the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion to marvel its architectural excellence and the stunning view it offers, along with an insight into Greek history and mythology. Make sure you get a prime position for the magnificent sunset later on and you'll be left awestruck!
The private Temple of Poseidon Tour begins when our driver picks you up from your Athens hotel or a central point of the city. From here, you’ll be driven out of Athens in a luxury vehicle, enjoying a comfortable and stress-free experience. During the drive to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, you will be passing along the Athens Riviera. Along the way, you’ll witness all of the places the Percy Jackson books mention, making the stories and the history of the area come to life!
The theme of the tour may be 'Greek mythology', but really, it is all about fun, as you have the chance to go for a swim during summertime or to explore the modern Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center during winter.
After arriving at the Temple of Poseidon, you will have the opportunity to wander around the site and make the connection between the monument before you and some of the stories from the Percy Jackson books. The Temple of Poseidon has stood at Cape Sounion for thousands of years as a testament to ancient Greek engineering and ingenuity. Learn all about the site, and its connections with several Greek myths and wander around its premises at your pace. Did you know that Cape Sounio is part of a Sacred Triangle of temples? The trip is timed to see the sunset, a once in a lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss. When else will you get to see the sun sink into the sea with a Greek temple as a backdrop?
You’ll soon discover that not everything in the Percy Jackson books is entirely accurate, and that sometimes, the real Greek myths are stranger than the books! Finally, it'll be time to watch the sunset at the best location you possibly can. It’s an amazing feeling watching the sun sink into the sea where ancient Greeks would have worshiped thousands of years ago, and you might still feel some of the magic in the air!
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.
Learn about the roles of Greek Gods in ancient Greek society
Discover the story behind how the Aegean got its name!
An unhurried and unguided tour, finishing with a sunset
Private Excursion of Temple of Poseidon
Private Transportation with luxury vehicles
A 1-hour swimming break during summertime or a visit to Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center during winter
All taxes and VAT
Snacks, meals and drinks
Archaeological site and museum entrance fees
Guided tour (can be arranged)
Will kids like this tour?
We’re sure they will love it! Our Percy Jackson tours are designed in such a way that everyone feels included, and our guides have extra training so that they can be flexible and adapt our Percy Jackson Temple of Poseidon for families with kids of different ages and needs.
What do we need to bring along?
You’ll definitely need hats, sunblock, sunglasses and water. We’d also suggest power backups for your phones and cameras just in case. The most important thing though, is to bring along your smile and enthusiasm!
What happens if the weather turns bad?
If we think that predicted weather will negatively impact your trip, we’ll get in touch with you and go through a few options suitable for the circumstances. In general, Greece has great weather so this is not an issue!
Will there be an English speaking guide?
Our Percy Jackson tour guides are English speaking, but if you would prefer another language, we can also arrange that for you.
How can I pay for the Percy Jackson Temple of Poseidon Tour?
We accept cards and PayPal through our safe and secure payment system. If you would like to contact us first though, feel free!
What is the Temple of Poseidon and its significance in Percy Jackson?
The Temple of Poseidon, perched at Cape Sounion, is not just an architectural wonder but also a site of deep mythological significance. It's dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea and father of Percy Jackson. Though the temple doesn't take center stage in Percy's adventures, it embodies the ancient myths that form the backbone of the beloved series and stands as a monument to the legacy of Percy's divine lineage.
How can I book a Temple of Poseidon tour inspired by Percy Jackson?
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.
What are the main attractions and highlights of the Temple of Poseidon tour?
This half-day excursion takes you along the scenic Athens Riviera, with a swim in Lake Vouliagmeni. The climax is the Temple itself, where Greek myths are brought to life against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset.
Are there any age restrictions or limitations for the Temple of Poseidon tour?
Our tours are crafted to captivate fans of all ages, with no age restrictions. Children and adults alike will find wonder in the stories and sights of this ancient location.
Can I expect any Percy Jackson-themed activities or experiences during the tour?
On this myth-inspired journey you'll be immersed in the storytelling magic of ancient Greece, which aligns with the world of Percy Jackson. Plus, guests will receive an audiobook in advance as a special gift to enhance the exploration of the Temple along with surprise add-ons and thoughtful gifts for the children to enjoy.
Is transportation included in the Temple of Poseidon tour package?
Yes, luxury transportation is part of the tour package.
Are there any nearby accommodations or hotels for visitors taking the Temple of Poseidon tour?
While the tour doesn't provide lodging, our team can offer recommendations for nearby accommodations to suit your needs after a day of exploration.
What should I bring or prepare for the Temple of Poseidon tour inspired by Percy Jackson?
For your tour to the Temple of Poseidon we recommend packing swimwear and a towel for a refreshing dip – although towels can be rented at Lake Vouliagmeni. Don’t forget a hat and suncream. Bringing along snacks and drinks, especially for children, is also a good idea to keep everyone energized throughout the tour.