From Athens: Epidaurus & Nafplion Day-Trip Inspired by Percy Jackson
Grab the chance to experience legendary Epidaurus through the stories of Percy Jackson and his friends, and continue your trip to Nafplio, the amazing, picturesque city on the Argolic Gulf.
Indulge in a day-trip from Athens to the magical regions of Epidaurus and Nafplion and witness the place the Percy Jackson books mention in real life. With a stop at the striking Corinth Canal and a visit to the acclaimed theater of Epidaurus and the picturesque town of Nafplio, you will explore the most beautiful parts of the Greek mainland in a fun and engaging way only a few of our country's visitors do. Your friendly, licensed guide and their vivid narration of the fascinating stories of Percy and his friends will make this day trip one for the books!
Your day starts by hopping on a modern vehicle and traveling in comfort and luxury. Your first stop will be at the Corinth Canal, known as the ‘Isthmus of Corinth’, an impressive narrow land bridge that connects the Peloponnese with the rest of the mainland. There, you will have enough to stretch your legs and snap as many pictures as you want to commemorate your unique experience and the impressive landmark that lies before you, while your licensed guide will let you know everything you need to know with the regions' history and its connection to the Percy Jackson saga.
After a refreshing break, you will drive to Epidaurus, a UNESCO heritage site, and the birthplace of medicine. This is where Piper, Leo, and Jason meet Asklepios, the demigod of Medicine who called Epidaurus his home. Together with your specialized family guide, you will visit the famous Ancient Theatre, the Temples of Artemis and Asklepios, the Tholos, the Propylaia, the baths, as well as the ancient sport and hospital facilities. Get to know how ancient Greeks combined the healing process with the concept of theater and check the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus from up close. It is one of the best-preserved ancient theatres in the world, a modern miracle world-famous for its acoustics!
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 historic 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!
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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.
- Hotel pick-up and transfer to Epidaurus& Nafplion
- A stop at the impressive Corinth Canal
- A guided tour of the archeological site of Epidaurus including a visit to the Epidaurus Theater
- Services of an exceptional licensed tour guide, well-trained in Percy Jackson storytelling
- 1-hour walking tour to the city of Nafplion, including its major highlights
- Entrance fees to the archaeological site of Epidaurus
- 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.
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!
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.