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7 Day Family Greek Mythology Tour

Short Description:

Experience a unique family trip to Greece during this 7 Day Family Greek Mythology Tour. The fun-filled itinerary combines seeing the major highlights of Greece with elements the kids will know from the Percy Jackson books. Accompanied by expert local guides, you will travel from the Acropolis to the Labyrinth, visiting ancient temples and learning all about Greek mythology. Our Percy Jackson Tours include plenty of games, riddles, and other activities, ensuring that this is a family vacation in Greece everyone will enjoy!

What to expect:

The 7 Day Greek Mythology Tour is a private family tour planned just for you. All the transfers and accommodation will be arranged using our network of trusted family-friendly service providers. You will visit the major archaeological sites of Greece such as the Acropolis, Temple of Poseidon, Delphi, Corinth, Nafplio, Epidavros, Olympia, Knossos and more. At each site, a fully licensed expert local guide will accompany you, explaining the history behind each place, and its connection in Greek Mythology.

This family trip to Greece isn’t based on facts and figures though. Our Percy Jackson Tours help bring each place alive through storytelling and interaction. Parents will love being able to visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greece, and kids will get a kick out of following in the footsteps of Percy Jackson. Fully customizable to your needs, the 7 Day Greek Mythology Tour is ideal for families who want the vacation of a lifetime in Greece.

Why book 7 Day Family Greek Mythology Tour:

  • Specifically designed family trip to Greece
  • See the highlights of Greece
  • Perfect for your little Percy Jackson fans!
  • A great way to learn about Greek Mythology
  • Everything organized for you
  • Unique private tour
  • A fun experience for all the family

Inclusions / Exclusions:

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in family friendly hotels in Greece from 3-5 star
  • Greek Mythology Tour designed to show the highlights of Ancient Greece
  • Expert, fully licensed guides for all archaeological sites and day trips
  • All transfers and transportation (private vehicles)
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites are not included
  • Meals, snacks and drinks

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

Athens Highlights and Cape Sounion

We hope you feel rested after your first night in Athens. Your mythology trip to Greece is about to begin! Today, you will be visiting the highlights of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon in the company of our local guide, who will meet you at the hotel after you’ve had a good breakfast.

You will soon discover that your family has a day of fun ahead of them, as the guide introduces themselves and explains what you have lined up ahead. The first destination is the Acropolis Hill, a natural rock formation which is still as dominating now as it was in the days of ancient Greece. On the walk up to the top, our guide will point out places of interest, and keep everyone engaged with tales from Greek Mythology. If your kids are Percy Jackson fans, they will love the chance to compare Athena and Poseidon from the books with the real myths!

At the top of the Acropolis Hill, you will be shown the most significant structures by our licensed guide. They will also take you to places where you can get the best photos of not only the Parthenon but also the magnificent views out over the city of Athens. The interactive games and quizzes they come up with will ensure the kids have a great time learning about ancient Athens.

After the walk down from the Acropolis, our guide will then take you to the Acropolis Museum. This modern museum is one of the best in Greece, and displays artefacts found at the Acropolis. Our guide will explain what the most significant artefacts are, and also show you how some of the statues were not white at all – they used to be painted in many different colors! The kids will enjoy hearing of more tales from Greek Mythology, and also taking part in a game or two whilst in there.

When the museum visit is over, it will be time to make a decision about lunch. If everyone is hungry, our guide will take you to a nice family-friendly restaurant in Athens. If you can all last a little longer though, it might be better to get straight into the vehicle and drive along the coastline to Cape Sounion. We know a couple of excellent tavernas specialising in seafood along the way. There may even be time for a swim in the sea!

With lunch over and everyone rested, the private family tour then carries on to Cape Sounion. This part of the day will be really special for Percy Jackson fans, as this is where the Temple of Poseidon is! In the Percy Jackson books, Poseidon is of course the father of Percy Jackson, and in Greek Mythology he is the God of the Sea. Looking out from the temple and over the sea, our guide will explain some of the myths and legends associated with both the temple and the sea itself. There’s an interesting story as to where the Aegean Sea got its name from!

As the sun finally lowers, you will also experience a magical sunset at one of the most sacred ancient temples in Greece. The colours change as the sun sinks into the waters, and there are many benches where you can all sit together and appreciate the majesty of the occasion.

Finally, you will leave the Temple of Poseidon behind you and begin the drive back to Athens. It’s been a full day, and a wonderful introduction to Greek Mythology, but there is more to come over the following days!

Stay Overnight In: Athens

Day 2

Visit the Oracle at Delphi

Your second full day on the Greek Mythology Tour will be spent at one of the most important places in the ancient Greek world – Delphi. What will the Oracle have to tell you?

We will collect you from your hotel after breakfast, and then take you by private mini-van to Delphi which is about 2.5 hours away. This UNESCO World Heritage site was so important to the ancient Greeks, they called it the ‘navel of the world’. People would travel from hundreds of miles away to make a pilgrimage, and listen to whatever prophecies the Oracle had for them.

During your visit here, our expert guide will take you around the world-class museum and archaeological site. They will explain all about Delphi’s significance in ancient Greek culture, who the Oracle was, and how they were consulted before important decisions such as making war or founding colonies were made. You will not only see the spot where the Oracle was said to have lived, but will also see an ancient theatre and stadium, as well as a temple dedicated to Apollo. This is one of the most evocative places you will visit on this family mythology package to Greece, with some stunning scenery.

Percy Jackson fans will know that the Oracle’s prophecies led him to many an adventure. They may also know that Gaia, who once fought with Percy Jackson in the “Blood of Olympus”, was connected with the Oracle of Delphi. Our guide will explain where this inspiration for the Percy Jackson books came from, along with more myths and legends that will fascinate. By the end of your time in Delphi, you will have been fully initiated into the mysteries of the ancient world, something which you can all talk about during the drive back to Athens before being dropped off at your hotel. Have a good evening meal and get plenty of rest. There is more to come tomorrow!

Stay Overnight In: Athens

Day 3

Corinth and Epidaurus

Today, you will visit two of the highlights in the Peloponnese during your family trip to Greece – Corinth and Epidaurus.

After you have finished your breakfast and packed the last of your bags, it’s time to check out of the hotel in Athens. We’ll pick you up in a private vehicle, and then head for the Peloponnese. Our first stop of the day will be at the amazing Corinth Canal, an incredible feat of human engineering. Occasionally, you can see shipping pass along the canal, and on rare occasions, even people bungee jumping over it!

When all the photos have been taken and you have stretched your legs, we then continue the short drive on to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth. This was an important city state in ancient times, and one that is also mentioned in the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. As our guide explains the story behind the sorceress Medea, your kids will be shocked and amazed! They may already know Medea from the Percy Jackson books, particularly in The Lost Hero, but afterwards they will know so much more!

Corinth also has another impressive archaeological site known as Acrocorinth. It’s been in use since archaic times, and its position seems impregnable. The views from the top are simply breathtaking, and whilst walking around the walls, our guide will explain some of the history behind its use.

Depending on the time and how hungry everyone is, we’ll break for lunch at Corinth or further down the road, and then drive towards Epidaurus. Just let the guide know which you prefer, as our Percy Jackson tours are based around you after all! This archaeological site is renowned for its theatre and the UNESCO rated Sanctuary of Asklepios, and was once the center of a healing cult. In the Percy Jackson books, Asklepios or Asclepius appears as the God of Medicine, and your kids may remember him from the book “Blood of Olympus”.

Our guide will lead you around the site, and demonstrate just how incredible the acoustics are in the theatre. When a speaker stands in a certain spot on the ‘stage’, they only need to whisper and they can be heard from the stone seats which tower above! The kids will love trying this out for themselves, and anyone with a good singing voice should sing as loud as they can!

After the site has been explored, and you have learned more about ancient Greece and the myths and legends associated with the area, we then continue on to Nafplion where you will stay overnight in a hotel.

Stay Overnight In: Nafplion

Day 4

Ancient Olympia - Birthplace of the Olympic Games

Today, you will visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece. In the company of our knowledgeable guide, you will be shown around the site, where they will explain the customs and rituals that were involved in the games. If your kids have read the Percy Jackson book ‘Blood of Olympus’, they will know that this is where Percy and his friends battle Nike – claiming that Adidas shoes are better than Nike’s! In addition to being shown around, you will also have the chance to compete against each other on a running track. How many people do you know have raced on a running track over 2000 years old?! After this full day tour, you will return to Nafplion.

Stay Overnight In: Nafplion

Day 5

Learn about Agamemnon and Troy at Mycenae

Your day will start with a guided walking tour around the pretty town of Nafplion. You may have been able to explore some of it during your evenings here, but now our guide will reveal so much more. From the quaint harbor area, to the romantic cobble stone streets, it’s easy to see why people consider this to be one of the most beautiful town in Greece. Boarding the mini-van, you will then be driven to the ancient city of Mycenae.

At one time, Mycenae was the most powerful of all the ancient Greek city states. In fact, according to myths, when the famous King Agamemnon looked out over his domain, he felt invincible. It’s easy to see why. This fortified Bronze age city was a symbol of wealth and power that was rarely equalled elsewhere in Greece when at its peak in 1300 BC.

Today, your family has the chance to explore Mycenae with a passionate expert guide. They will explain how in mythology the city was founded by Perseus (another Percy Jackson link for you!), and how the legendary King Agamemnon is now thought to have been an actual historical figure.

Listening to stories of the Trojan War, and the mighty deeds of Achilles, you can explore Mycenae and wonder at just how the huge stones were moved to create its impressive walls. Perhaps they were constructed by the mythical Cyclops after all! With tales from Greek mythology still fresh in your minds, it will then be time to return to Athens once more.

Stay Overnight In: Athens OR Heraklion depending on flights/ferries.

Day 6

Knossos and Heraklion

Your first full day on the island of Crete. Visit Knossos and Heraklion with our guide.

You will begin your first full day on Crete by visiting the famous Palace of Knossos. This is considered to be the oldest city in Europe, and was once the center of the powerful Minoan Empire. It is also thought to be where the legend of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur originated from.

Our local guide will show you around the site, explaining the importance of the Minoan civilization, and the legends and myths connected with the site. Percy Jackson fans may already know about the Minotaur and King Minos, but there are more stories waiting to be discovered!

On leaving the archaeological site, your next stop will be the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. This contains many of the treasures and artifacts found at Knossos and other sites on Crete. One intriguing item, is the Phaistos Disc. Thought to date back over 4000 years, no one has been able to decipher the curious text written upon it. Will your kids be the ones to crack the code and reveal to the world what the writing says?

The second half of the day, will be spent touring through the streets of Heraklion with our guide. They will be able to show you the highlights of the town, explain a little about Cretan culture, point out some hidden gems, and mention the best places to eat. The afternoon is a great way to get some perspective on Crete, its people, and culture.

Stay Overnight In: Heraklion

Day 7

Cave of Zeus and Lassithi Plateau

It’s your last day on the Mythological tour of Greece, and in a way, you visit a place where it all began. Today, you will see the Cave of Zeus, the very place where the King of the Greek Gods was said to have lived as a child!

After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by our guide, and then driven up into the Lassithi Plateau. Your destination is the Diktaean Andron, otherwise known as the Cave of Zeus. Some legends say he was born in the cave. Others, say he was hidden here to protect him from his father Cronus, who would have eaten him had he been found!

It’s quite a strenuous hike up to the top of the cave entrance, but the views are certainly rewarding enough, as is entering the cave. It is very easy to see why people from thousands of years ago thought that this is where Zeus was born. The cave has a feeling of being mysterious, and the stalactites and stalagmites give the interior an otherworldly feel. Our guide will lead the way, explaining the different versions of the myths which connect Zeus and the cave.

Once you have finished exploring the cave, our guide will show you around the Lasithi Plateau, with several stops in small villages along the way. This is a great opportunity to taste some local produce such as olives and cheese. You can also make another stop at an eco-park, where the kids can see some rare animals and learn about agriculture in the region.

Finally it is time to drive back to Heraklion, where your family trip to Greece will come to its end. The 7 day mythological tour has shown you the highlights of Greece, provided a greater insight into the myths and legends, and given you a taste of what else there is to see and do. We hope we’ll see you again soon!

Stay Overnight In: Heraklion OR Athens OR onward journey to more Greek destinations or return home.

We’ve tried to answer the most frequently asked questions below. Just click on each one to reveal the answer. Do you have a question you can’t see here? Please contact us today – We’d love to help!


The Palace of Knossos in Crete
Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese region of Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games
Enjoy a family walking tour through the pretty streets of Nafplion with Greek Mythology Tours
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 theatre of Epidaurus in Greece can be visited on a Greek Mythology Tour
Ancient Corinth in Greece was once a powerful kingdom
The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is an essential placefor all Percy Jackson fans to visit!
The Acropolis in Athens will be one of the places to visit on a Percy Jackson tour in Greece
The Palace of Knossos in Crete

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
May 17, 2018

I’ve booked the Percy Jackson Tour and it was fantastic, everything was perfect,as mentioned in the offers sent to me by Nikos who organized the tours. Excellent tour guides providing us with helpful information and well-organized timetable made it one of the best vacation in my lifetime!Special thanks to Nikos for his great work, kindness, and support, as he is so professional .Definitely the best way to get to know Greece, especially if you have children.

November 19, 2018

My 9-year old daughter is a huge Percy Jackson fan so this tour was perfectly suited to her interests. Our guide in Athens (Maria Elena) was well-versed in all things Percy Jackson but is also a very knowledgeable archaeologist. We learned so much from her in the course of a few days and she was very accommodating and great with the kids in the group. Aside from the acropolis, we also took side trips from Athens to Delphi, Sounion, Ancient Corinth and Epidaurus. These trips were well-organized and timed so that we could eat a leisurely lunch and explore a bit on our own. The others in our small group (10 total) were lovely and included 3 other children, ages ranging from 9-12 yrs.

We moved from Athens to Heraklion (transfers were smooth) and met another wonderful guide/archaelogist (Elpida) who spent time with us in the Knossos museum and at the site itself, teaching and impressing us with her knowledge and the art and technology of the Minoan civilization. It was clear that she was very passionate about her area of study which was an added bonus! We also took a side trip to Lasithi Plateau and the cave of Zeus…another memorable trip with beautiful views of the countryside. The agency booked us a transfer to beautiful Chania where we spent the remainder of our few days in Greece. All in all, a very well-planned and executed trip (thanks to Katerina) and also very responsive agents in Greece (Maria). I highly recommend working with Kids Love Greece and Greek Mythology Tours to plan a trip that is fun for the entire family.

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