Our full-day Percy Jackson Athens Mythology tour combines visiting the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in the morning, with an afternoon trip out to Cape Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon at sunset. It’s the perfect way to maximize your time in Athens in the company of an expert local guide in the morning, and a must for beach and sunset lovers.
Specifically designed with families in mind, this full-day tour of Athens and Sounion is a chance to learn about the history and mythology of Ancient Greece. Not only does it cover visiting the major archaeological sites of the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, but it also includes plenty of interactive games, a swim at a great family beach with crystal waters and fun for the kids along the way during the summertime and a visit to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center during the winter! If you have just one full day in Athens with the family, this full-day tour is a must.
What to Expect :
The sacred Acropolis Hill dominated ancient Athens and even today it looks a monumental sight. On the walk up to the top, your guide will keep everyone engaged with stories of the different ancient gods and Greek myths associated with the Acropolis. Percy Jackson fans may already know of Athena and Poseidon, but there are also many others associated with this archaeological site.
On arriving at the top of the Acropolis Hill, our guide will then start to explain about the different structures and their importance. They will also engage the kids in fascinating conversations so that the tour becomes a fun learning experience as well!
When you have taken all the photos of the Parthenon, Acropolis, and views out over Athens you desire, your guide will lead you back down the hill once more. Your next destination will be the Acropolis Museum. This modern museum is often thought to be one of the best in Greece, and the kids will love the way our guide weaves together explaining the most significant artifacts.
Depending on the time of day and how hungry everyone is when leaving the Acropolis Museum, there are many choices for lunch. After everyone has eaten and rested, the day continues on to Cape Sounion.
With the sun finally setting, you are heading to the Temple of Poseidon (a temple dedicated to Percy’s father). You will see how the temple changes color in the light whilst the sun slowly disappears. The sunset from the Temple of Poseidon is truly spectacular, and your family will appreciate the magic of the location as much as the ancient Greeks surely did. After the sunset has finished, we’ll leave the Temple of Poseidon behind us, and drive to Athens where you will be taken back to your hotel.
It’s been a full day on the Athens Mythology tour, but one which everyone will have enjoyed, especially the kids!
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 :
All the family will love the way we have combined sightseeing with tales from Greek Mythology
Your little Percy Jackson fans can learn the real mythology of Greece!
Have a swim at along the way to Sounio in the summer or a visit to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in the winter
Experience a magical sunset at Cape Sounion
Lots of photo and video opportunities
The best way to make the most of your time in Athens
Inclusions / exclusions:
A Percy Jackson expert & licensed guide who is great with families
Private guided tour of the Acropolis complex and Acropolis Museum.
Private luxury transportation to Sounio
All taxes and VAT
Snacks, meals and drinks
Entrance fees (skip the line tickets can be pre-purchased for you)
Guided Tour at the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio (can be arranged)
Is the Athens full day tour kid friendly?
It certainly is! We have specifically designed all of our Percy Jackson tours to be as family and kid friendly as possible. We want you to enjoy your time in Athens and Greece, and will do all we can to make sure everyone feels involved in this private family tour. Our hand-picked local guides are superb at working with kids of all ages!
Do we need to bring anything special with us?
A pair of comfortable shoes, some sunblock, sunglasses, and a sunhat are all recommended. You will also need to bring some water, as it can get quite hot in Athens, especially during the summer!
What about bad weather?
If bad weather is forecast, and we think it will negatively impact your private family tour in Athens, we will give you as much advance notification as possible.
Is the tour in English?
All of our Greek mythology Tours are carried out by English speaking guides. If you would prefer your tour in another language, please contact us in advance so that we can arrange a guide who speaks your language.
How can we book and pay for this tour?
You can book this full day tour in Athens, and any of our Greek mythology tours and packages through this website. We accept PayPal and credit cards through our safe and secure payment system. When a successful payment has been made, you will be sent a printable voucher which you should print off and present to the guide on the day of your tour.