Private, Small Group
Tour Type
3 days, can be extended
Duration
English
Languages
Particular dates as small-group
Availability

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Short Description:

Our 3 day family tour is the perfect way to combine seeing the highlights of mainland Greece with learning all about Greek mythology. You will be able to visit the most important sites such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, Delphi, Epidaurus, Temple of Poseidon in Sounion and Nafplion in the company of passionate local guides on an itinerary designed to provide a unique experience tailored just for you. Weaving together stories from Greek mythology with episodes from the Percy Jackson books, get ready to embark on a fun-filled family trip to Greece!

What to expect:

All of the trips that make up this 3 day family tour start and end in Athens, meaning that you do not have to swap hotels each night. The accommodation and transfers will be arranged for you, and we will provide fully licensed guides to accompany you at each archaeological site and point of interest. The first day will cover the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens, and Temple of Poseidon in Sounion. The second day will include a trip to the UNESCO site of Delphi, and the third day will see you visit Epidaurus and Nafplion in the Peloponnese.

This 3 day mythology tour has been designed specifically for families who have an interest in Ancient Greece and Greek Mythology. It’s also been designed with Percy Jackson fans in mind! Throughout the tour, our guides will link together stories from Greek myth and legend, and show where Rick Riordan took his inspiration for the Percy Jackson books from. We’re sure that both kids and adults are going to love this 3 day mythology tour in Greece!

Why book this tour:

  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greece!
  • Great for Percy Jackson fans and anyone interested in Greek mythology
  • Specifically designed with kids in mind
  • Learn about ancient Greece
  • Listen to Greek mythology as told by passionate experts
  • Fully licensed guides will accompany you at each archaeological site
  • Incredible views
  • A stunning sunset at the Temple of Poseidon

Inclusions / Exclusions:

Inclusions:

  • A hand-picked, fully licensed guide who is great with families
  • Guided tours of all archaeological sites (except for Temple of Poseidon) & walking tour of Nafplion
  • Transport
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions:

  • Meals, snacks and drinks
  • Any entrance fees to archaeological sites

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.

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Day by day Itinerary:

Day 1

Highlights of Athens, Cape Sounion, and Temple of Poseidon

On the first day you will be visiting the mythological highlights of Athens along with the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. Our family friendly guide will meet you & lead you on to the first port of call, which is the Acropolis Hill.

On the walk up to the Acropolis you will soon discover that there is a fun day ahead thanks to our guide. Used to working with kids of all ages, they will help make the tour exciting and enjoyable for everyone. Explaining what the Acropolis was for and weaving together tales from Greek mythology, you will make your way to the top of the Acropolis Hill where glorious views out over Athens await.

From here our guide will point out the main features of this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site such as the Parthenon. They will fully explain its history and also include a few interactive games and quizzes for the kids. Once the site has been fully explored and you have taken all the photos you need, you will then begin to make your way back down the hill, and onto the next destination, which is the Acropolis Museum.

If you have concerns that your kids might not be interested in the Acropolis Museum let us put your minds at ease. This is one of the most modern museums in Athens, and in addition our guide will help bring the place to life by explaining the story and history behind the artifacts that have been found at the Acropolis. Your kids will have a greater insight into ancient Greece, whilst you too also enjoy being shown around There will be a couple of quizzes and games which the kids can enjoy whilst walking around the museum, and you will also discover that the famous Greek statues were not simply plain white after all!

Our final destination for the day is the magnificent Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. If your kids are Percy Jackson fans, they will know that Poseidon was the father of Percy Jackson & the Greek God of the Sea. This temple dates back several thousand years, and is thought to form part of a sacred triangle. The points of this triangle are made up by the Temple of Poseidon, the Parthenon, and another temple on a nearby Greek island. The Sounio trip is led by a professional english-speaking driver and you will have plenty of time & flexibility to enjoy the Athenian riviera, indredible views along the coastine and even swimming!

When the sun begins to set, you can find yourselves a nice quiet spot and watch the sun slowly sinking into the sea. The sunset at Cape Sounion feels very special, and it is easy to see why the ancient Greeks thought that this spot was so special. When the sun has at last disappeared, it will then be time to return to Athens, where you will be taken back to your hotel. It’s been a fun, full day, and there is more to come tomorrow!

Stay Overnight In: Athens

Day 2

Visit the Oracle at Delphi

You will be visiting your second UNESCO World Heritage site in Greece on day 2 of your Greek mythology tour when you go to the Oracle at Delphi. This was one of the most important centers of the ancient Greek world and they often described it as the navel of the world.

You will be collected from your hotel when you have finished breakfast and then be driven to Delphi which is about two and a half hours away. Here you will spend the day exploring the sites and the excellent museum in the company of an experienced kid-friendly guide.

As our guide leads you around the site, you will discover that people used to travel from hundreds of miles away to hear the prophecies of the Oracle at Delphi. This is because before such important matters as war, new colonies, or political decisions were made, the Oracle was often consulted. Our guide will explain this along with many of the Greek myths connected with the Oracle and the site itself. If your kids are Percy Jackson fans they will know that the Oracle made several appearances through the Rick Riordan books. Now, they will understand that the Oracle was an important figure for ancient Greeks.

The site itself includes a stadium, several temples, and other archaeological remains. It is also set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and some people claim they can still feel the magic in the air today! When your time at the archaeological site of Delphi has come to an end, it will be time to head back to Athens once more. There will be plenty to talk about in the vehicle on the way back, and we’re sure your kids will have loved every minute they spent at Delphi!

Stay Overnight In: Athens

Day 3

Corinth Canal, Epidaurus and Nafplion

There’s more UNESCO World Heritage sites to come on day 3 of your family Greek mythology tour. Today we visit the site of Epidaurus and finish in the beautiful town of Nafplion for lunch and a walking tour.

You will be collected from your hotel by private vehicle, and then start the drive towards the Peloponnese region of Greece. About an hour out of Athens, we will stop off at Corinth canal. This is an incredible feat of architectural skill, and is a good place to take photos. After stretching your legs, you will then carry on to the first destination which is the archaeological site of Epidaurus.

Epidaurus is a large archaeological complex with two main features. The first of these is the theater which has incredible acoustics. The second is the Asklepios healing sanctuary. If your kids are fans of Percy Jackson, they may know that Asklepios was the God of healing from the Rick Riordan book ‘The Blood of Olympus’.

Our family friendly guide will show you around the site, and demonstrate the acoustics in the theater. Even to this day people are not quite sure how the ancient Greeks designed and built the theater so that the acoustics are so perfect. When somebody is standing on the center stage, it is possible to hear them whispering even if you are sitting in the very high seats above. If anyone in the family happens to have a great singing voice, there is no better place to show their talent than the theater at Epidaurus! As with all our family mythology tours in Greece, our guide will mix together explaining the function of the site with tales from mythology, and plenty of interactivity to keep the kids engaged!

Our final destination of the day is the town of Nafplion. This is often described as one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, and it is easy to see why. Walking through the narrow streets where colourful flowers, outdoor cafes and a laid-back atmosphere prevail, there are plenty of opportunities for some memorable photos. Our guide will show you some hidden gems, the main attractions, and also take you to where the best ice cream in town can be had! She will also make suggestions for the best local tavern for a delicious lunch! Finally when your time in Nafplion has come to an end, we will drive back to Athens where you be taken back to your hotel.

Stay Overnight In: Athens OR take flights/ferry to next destination.

Would you like to find out more about our family mythology tours in Greece? Contact us today, and we will be more than happy to help.

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The Acropolis in Athens will be one of the places to visit on a Percy Jackson tour in Greece
Visiting Ancient Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon during a Greek Mythology Tour of the Peloponnese
Visit Delphi on a Greek Mythology Tour
Reaching the top of the Acropolis on a Percy Jackson Mythology tour
The magnificent Parthenon at the top of the Acropolis in Athens
A family friendly guide explaining about the Greek Myths connected with the Acropolis in Athens
The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is an essential placefor all Percy Jackson fans to visit!
Enjoy a family walking tour through the pretty streets of Nafplion with Greek Mythology Tours
The theatre of Epidaurus in Greece can be visited on a Greek Mythology Tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
February 10, 2018

Our “Percy Jackson-inspired 3-day tour of Athens” was superb! Marialena was an outstanding tour guide: not only was she so friendly and easy to get along with, she provided a wealth of information that made the sights just “come alive” for us all. She was especially engaging with our kids, aged 16 and 18. Our first day was spend walking from our hotel in Athen up to the Acropolis and then into the Acropolis Museum. Marialena’s background in archeology, art history and cultural preservation was an extremely valuable resource combined with her obvious passion for the subject. We learned more from her than we ever could have on our own. We had authentic Greek “street fare” for lunch and headed out to beautiful Sounion and Temple of Poseidon. The next day was a full day of travel to the Delphi where we were immersed in the architecture, history and myths involving the Oracle. Lunch was at a beautiful mountain side restaurant overlooking a valley. A spectacular day all around. The vans and drivers both days were excellent. This trip was fantastic and I would recommend this company to anyone wanting a unique, memorable experience.

May 17, 2018

We really enjoyed the Percy Jackson tour with Evita. We got so much information to take in and all so interesting. She helped us take in the significance of all we saw. She was very patient with us and interacted with our daughter who is a mythology buff. Would highly recommend the whole experience!

May 17, 2018

We just returned from an excellent 7 day tour, in which my 15 year old twins had a great time!We had a very good experience with Greek Mythology Tours and would definitely recommend them. Our guides were like having a friend showing you the secrets of the city but with lots of info that a typical guide would not know.

May 17, 2018

We booked a multi-day Percy Jackson themed tour with Greek Mythology tours and it did not disappoint! Our 11 year-old daughter was mesmerized and engaged by our knowledgeable, warm and fantastic guides, who including our driver, were a huge factor in our enjoyment! Nikos and the team at GMT went above and beyond for us the entire trip!

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