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Tour of Nafplion and Mycenae is available as a day trip from either Athens or Nafplion itself. Driven in a luxury vehicle and accompanied by our expert and engaging guide, you will first visit the place many consider to be the creative center of ancient Greek culture – Mycenae.

This once powerful city state traded all over the Mediterranean during the bronze age, and its history has become entwined with Greek Mythology. King Agamemnon who launched the war against Troy was ruler of these lands, where the walls are so big it was said the Cyclops themselves built them! Our guide will show you around the site, sharing not only the Greek myths connected with the city but also stories from the Percy Jackson books.

Moving on from Mycenae, the private tour then continues in Naflpion, a port town often described as the most beautiful in Greece. Here, you’ll be taken on a walking tour that takes in the main highlights, including where to find the best ice-cream in town! Combining sightseeing with excitement and relaxation, this day tour is one to remember!

What to expect:

We’ve designed this tour of Nafplion and Mycenae to have two different but equally enjoyable parts. The first, is a journey back into ancient Greece, to a time when myths were being lived and legends were being made. This takes place at the very heart of one of the most powerful bronze age civilizations in Europe – Mycenae. Now classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the remains of Mycenae dominate the landscape around it. Set amid awe-inspiring hills, visitors are still filled with wonder as they pass through the magnificent Lions Gate. Imagine how this must have felt 3000 years ago!

As our guide shows you around the site, they will explain not only the history but also the mythology connected with the city and civilization. Percy Jackson fans will also get a kick out of discovering the links between the myths and the books, and will soon learn that our guide is a huge Percy Jackson superfan! You’ll come away from Mycenae having not only learned something new about Ancient Greece but also buzzing with excitement!

The second part of the day takes place back in Nafplion. Often considered to be one of the prettiest towns in Greece, it feels like it has been built for walking around. Our guide will lead you through the maze-like streets of the historic section, up to a Venetian fortress, and to places where you get the best views and photos. You’ll feel totally at ease as you enjoy the neoclassical surroundings and waterfront sites. A great end to a perfect day!

Why book Tour of Nafplion and Mycenae:

  • An interesting day trip showing different aspects of Greece.
  • Great for mythology fans and Percy Jackson readers.
  • Our expert guide keeps things light, engaging and fun.
  • Learn about the Mycenaean civilization.
  • Stand in the place where King Agamemnon looked out over his lands!
  • Walking tour of a quaint town.
  • Countless photo and video opportunities for you to share on Instagram!

Inclusions / Exclusions:


  • Expert licensed guide and transport
  • Guided tour of the archaeological site and walking tour of Nafplion
  • All taxes and VAT


  • Snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the site

Are you interested in our other Percy Jackson Tours in Greece? Our team is waiting to help you, so contact us today and we’ll explain all about them! You can also look at our other tours by using the menu system at the top of the page.

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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Our guide will meet you at your hotel in either Athens or Nafplion, and then take you to Mycenae in a comfortable vehicle. On arrival, they will then show you around both the impressive archaeological site and the equally remarkable museum. During your time here, you’ll find the guide is a lot of fun, explaining the history and mythology in a way that keeps everyone engaged. Percy Jackson fans in particular will love talking about the books with our guide, who can explain where the inspiration will have come from, and the ‘proper’ version of the myths! Enjoy your time at the site, and take plenty of photos from the top – the view from there is magnificent!


The private tour continues after leaving Mycenae when you arrive at Nafplion. This pretty port town has a strategic location that meant it was sought after by vying powers. Here, you’ll visit a Venetian fortress and stroll around the waterfront area as part of a walking tour with your guide. As a local, they know all the best places to take you for those great photos, including streets with overhanging colorful flowers, and even the best ice-cream shops in town. We can’t think of a better end to the day!

We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions about our tour to Mycenae and Nafplion here, and you just need to click on each one so that the answer is revealed. If you have any further questions, please contact our team directly!

Visiting Ancient Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon during a Greek Mythology Tour of the Peloponnese
Visiting Ancient Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon during a Greek Mythology Tour of the Peloponnese
Enjoy a family walking tour through the pretty streets of Nafplion with Greek Mythology Tours

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
May 17, 2018

Our Percy Jackson experience was superb! We got so much information to take in and all so interesting. Our guide was outstanding and helped us take in the significance of all we saw! We learned a lot about the Greek history and the culture!

May 17, 2018

We just returned from an excellent tour in Mycenae & Nafplio which was great!! Everything was perfect,as mentioned in the offers sent to me. Our guides were like having a friend showing you the secrets, but with lots of info that a typical guide would not know.

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