Are you a Percy-Jackson geek? Go on a venture throughout Greece and see the places where Percy Jackson stories took action! Tour around Peloponnese and go through the route that Percy and his friends followed to finally reach Athens for the ultimate battle of “The Blood of Olympus”. Go deeper into Greek-Mythology stories and mysteries, even tales that the series of Percy-Jackson books don’t mention. Visit the land that gave birth to the Olympian Gods and marvel upon great marks that showcase the probable reality of the Greek myths! Here we’ve got the top seven places you should visit in Greece to live your own Percy-Jackson adventure!
1. The Parthenon
Get to see the Acropolis of Athens that the last big battle in the “Blood of Olympus” took place! Acropolis sits on a rocky hill boasting for a history of more than 3000 years. It is a place with unique energy and ancient structures that constituted a prototype of art and harmony for the Western civilization. The Parthenon, the famous Temple of Athena Parthenos, was the very place that all those monsters, giants and Gods clustered to end this godly war with Gaea in the “Heroes of Olympus” series! It is the greatest marvel of Acropolis and its imposing figure always amazes every visitor of the archaeological site!
2. Delphi Oracle
Percy and his friends went through tremendous adventures after the oracle’s great prophecies. Visit Delphi and explore the famous Temple of Apollo that used to serve as an oracle during the antiquity; it also played a major role in the Great Prophecies in Percy Jackson books. The Temple rests at a beautiful slope in Parnassos Mount overlooking Greek fir forests and lush-vegetated hills. Wander around the archaeological site of Delphi and unearth stories related to the oracle!
We all remember when Percy Jackson found out that he was a demi-god son of the mighty Poseidon. His powerful father was the Greek God of the seas and thanks to him Percy was able to breathe underwater, communicate with all the sea creatures and regulate water movements as he wished. Take a trip to Sounio near Athens to see the Temple of Poseidon perched on a rocky cape overlooking the vast blues of the sea. Feel the unique vibes of the place and don’t miss the chance to relish the magnificent sunset from the cape.
Do you recall Media, the powerful sorceress, from “The Lost Hero”? Well, this witch was really wicked in Greek Mythology; visit Ancient Corinth and find out about her dark past with Jason when living there.
You can also walk up to the Acrocorinth, the acropolis of Corinth, and discover the ruins of Goddess Aphrodite’s sanctuary – Piper’s mother – along with a magnificent view of Peloponnese.
There was that moment in the “The Blood of Olympus” when everybody thought Leo, the son of Hephaestus, was gone for good. However, Festus managed to bring him back from the dead with a powerful potion given by Asclepius, the God of Medicine. Visit Epidaurus and check out Asclepius Healing Sanctuary; discover a proper ancient healing center with all the necessary facilities and unravel the stories interwoven with the God of Medicine!
6. Ancient Olympia
If you are a Percy-Jackson fan you definitely remember the deadly Olympic Games in the “Blood of Olympus”! Percy Jackson, Leo Valdez, Hazel Levesque, and Frank Zhang meet Nike, the Greek goddess of Victory, at Olympia and battle against her through a thrilling version of Olympic Games. Visit the historical Olympia in Greece and get the chance to see the place of this great battle! Stroll around the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and marvel the birth place of the Olympic Games, the temples of Zeus and Hera, along with a proper ancient sports center. You can also run in the original Stadium where the actual Olympic Games took place during the antiquity!
Do you recall when Annabeth and Percy discovered the Labyrinth by accident in the “Battle of the Labyrinth”? Visit the island of Crete and explore Daedalus’ mythical construction built to prison the Minotaur, a monster with a human body and a bull’s head. Unravel the myths behind the King Minos, a mighty ruler of Crete, and the birthplace of Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods! You can also get the chance to see Gavdos - a tiny island close to Crete, rumored to be Ogygia - the place where Calypso, Leo’s crash, had lived before they fleed together!
Tip! Do you fancy a real Percy Jackson adventure? Check out our Mythology tours inspired by Percy Jackson and follow Percy’s footsteps around Greece!
Percy Jackson stories travel all over Greece and get into the core of Greek Mythology that reveals its own realm throughout the land. Wandering around Greece, you can discover the places that inspired people to develop these beautiful tales about Gods and mortals. So brace yourself and explore Greece through Percy Jackson’s eyes!