The basic story is simple - Perseus "Percy" Jackson is a son of Poseidon, and eventually joins others of his kind for the summer at Camp Half-Blood, with various adventures ensuing.
Classic Greek Locations Used in the FilmThough the movie was shot far from Greece, a fictional version of Mount Olympus, home of the Olympians, features prominently in the film... though most modern visitors to Greece's sacred mountain don't reach it via the elevator in the Empire State Building.
The famed Parthenon, which exists in ruined form on the rock of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, appears in the film - but its scenes were actually shot at the full-size replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee.
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