The Peloponnese has a wealth of attractions to be visited, and one of the most important is Ancient Olympia. This archaeological site dates back thousands of years and was the home of the very first Olympic Games. During this day trip from the beautiful town of Nafplion, we will show you around the site explaining how it functioned as a sanctuary, how athletes trained and competed against each other, and its connection with Greek Mythology and the stories from the Percy Jackson saga.
This private Percy Jackson Olympia tour begins when our guide meets you at your hotel in Nafplion. From there, you will be driven in a luxury vehicle to Olympia, located on the west coast of the Peloponnese. During the journey, our guide will explain what is in store for you, point out places of interest, and share some stories from Greek mythology.
Once you have arrived at Olympia, our guide will start to lead you through the site. You will soon appreciate how important Olympia must have been for the ancient Greeks who made pilgrimages here from all over the country to train and compete against one another. The city-states even held truces during the time of the Olympics so that competitors and spectators could travel safely to and from the event!
In addition to the fascinating history connected with the site, there are also many myths and legends our guide will share with you. Of course, there’s a Percy Jackson side to the story too, and you’ll be shown the places where Percy and his companions challenged Nike. We’ll also make sure you know the real version of the Greek Myths that the Percy Jackson books took their inspiration from!
During this tour, you can expect to visit all the main areas of the archaeological site, including the museum, the temple of Zeus, and the ancient stadium. As you enter through the vaulted tunnel to the stadium of Olympia, you will feel a sense of wonder just like those first athletes would have done. You will even have the chance to race each other on the running track, providing the ultimate photo opportunity of your trip to Olympia!
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.
A unique way to visit Ancient Olympia
The ideal day trip for Percy Jackson and Olympic fans
Learn about the history of Olympia and the original Olympic Games
Hear myths and legends associated with Olympia and beyond
Visit the site of Olympia and museum with an expert local licensed guide
Enjoy wonderful photos opportunities
A hand-picked fully-licensed guide who is great with families
Private Guided tour of Ancient Olympia
Private luxury transportation
All taxes and VAT
Snacks, meals and drinks
Archaeological site and museum entrance fees
Is this a kid friendly tour?
Yes it is! Our Percy Jackson tours are designed to be fully inclusive for kids, and our guides are specifically trained with how to adapt tours for families with kids of all ages.
What should we take?
The Greek sun can be quite strong, even during the spring and fall. Taking a hat, sunblock, sunglasses and water is suggested. You might also want to bring along a powerbank so that your phone or camera doesn’t run out of power at a critical moment!
What about if the weather turns bad?
Heavy rain is unlikely to be an issue, but if bad weather is forecast we will either adapt the tour, or contact you in cases of extremes.
Is the tour in English?
Yes, our Percy Jackson Olympia tour is conducted by an English speaking guide. If you would prefer a guide in another language, let us know, and we will arrange it for you.
How do you accept payment?
Payments for tours can be made through this site using our safe and secure system. You will be issued a voucher for the tour which you should have with you on the day.