Specifically designed with families in mind, this private 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 private full-day tour is a must.
What to expect:
Your private full-day tour of Athens begins when you meet our kid-friendly local licensed guide. After introductions, they will explain what is in store for the day, and then lead the way to the first destination which is the Acropolis.
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 Museum, there are many choices for lunch. After everyone has eaten and rested, the day continues on to Cape Sounion. We are picking you up from your accommodation and take you to a scenic beach with crystal waters.
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! Are you interested in discovering more about our other Percy Jackson tours? We have a full range of family mythology tours, from half-day to 7-day packages, all of which can be tailor-made especially for your family. You can find out more from the menu above, or by contacting us today.
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
- A great way to learn about Athens, the capital of Greece
- See the major landmarks of Athens in the company of an expert local guide
- Experience a magical sunset at Cape Sounion
- Lots of photo and video opportunities
- Magnificent scenery and views
- All transport and logistics organized for you
- The best way to make the most of your time in Athens
Inclusions / Exclusions:
- A fun, friendly and fully licensed local guide who is used to working with families.
- Private guided tour of the Acropolis complex and Acropolis Museum.
- All taxes and VAT.
- Food and beverages
- Entrance fees to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, or Temple of Poseidon
Interested in other Percy Jackson Tours in Greece? Take a look at our family mythology tours, or contact us if you would like a tailored family tour just for you.
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.
The Acropolis Museum
Lunch and drive to Cape Sounion
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
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