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Grab the chance to experience legendary Mycenae through the stories of Percy and his friends, and continue your trip to Nafplio, the amazing  picturesque city on the Argolic Gulf.

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Duration
Full day
Availability
Daily
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Group Type
Semi Private or Private
PRIVATE ONLY TOUR

Tour Highlights

  • Starting your Percy Jackson adventure from Athens or Nafplion, you will unravel the mysteries of what was the world’s most ancient civilizations followed by a discovery of the exquisite seaport town of Nafplion.  
  • Learn about the King of Mycenae and his trouble with Medusa - and how Percy escaped her clutches!
  • Walk around the Cyclopean walls of the ancient city of Mycenae and see from up close the legendary Lion Gate.
  • Enter the spectacular beehive tombs of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and travel back in the times of the Trojan War!
  • Taking in the quaint Italianate town on Nafplion will be one of the highlights of your trip to Greece.

What you can expect?

Embark on this tour starting with the awe-inspiring Mycenae. Spend the morning exploring the ancient city of Agamemnon with your Percy Jackson superfan guide, who will tell tales of Perseus and Medusa that will make your hair stand on end! You will get to admire the gigantic Cyclopean walls, the most impressive of the preserved Mycenaean beehive tombs named the Treasure of Atreus, the Lion's Gate and more. A really breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating back to 1350 BC!

Listen to some exciting stories of Mycenae and its role in the Trojan War, or the mythical king Agamemnon and his unfaithful wife Clytemnestra, and dive into the popular stories of Iphigenia and Electra. Get to know the history of the site’s discovery and interesting facts about Heinrich Schliemann, the archaeologist responsible for the exploration of Mycenae, Tiryns, and Troy.

Moving on, you will find yourselves at Nafplion, one of the most picturesque waterfront towns in Greece. Your guide will lead you to the Venetian fortress of Palamidi and show you on your way a sleeping lion! Wander around the historical town and point out beautiful neoclassical houses and historic Greek Orthodox churches. Stroll through the picturesque alleyways of the first capital of modern Greece and feel like you have gone back in time!  Choose to end your day in Nafplion with some local delicacies in a traditional restaurant and a handmade ice cream to keep you going!

Disclaimer: 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.

Some of the spots you are going to visit:

Mycenae

Mycenae, the kingdom of Homer’s Agamemnon in the Late Bronze Age. You will be blown away as soon as you enter; the citadel is adorned by the Lion Gate, where two lions confront each other above the entrance. As you wander around the monuments, you will find the Treasury of Atreus or the Tomb of Agamemnon constructed by beautifully carved blocks of stone. 

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Hotel pick-up and transfer to Mycenae & Nafplion
  • Services of an exceptional licensed tour guide, well-trained in Percy Jackson storytelling
  • 2-hour guided tour to the archaeological site of Mycenae and the museum
  • 1-hour walking tour to the city of Nafplion, including its major highlights 

Exclusions:

  • Archaeological site of Mycenae entrance fees
  • Lunch and any additional purchases

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official "Greek State School of Tour Guides". Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you to the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.

FAQs

What is the spoken language?

The spoken language is English. 

 

Reviews

  • 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!

    - Nicole K
  • 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.

    - Kate B

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