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National Garden, Athens

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Take a break from the heat and the crowds of the city at National Garden. Created by Queen Amalia in 1839, these gardens once belonged to the royal palace. Now, the 15.4 hectare (38 acre) property is open to the public throughout the day. Walk among the multitude of trees, flowers, and other greenery, or sit on one of the many benches to picnic and watch the ducks in the pond. Stop into the on-site mini zoo to view turtles, birds, goats, and some other animals. Using our international travel planner, Athens attractions like National Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • central park but nothing exceptional in relation to so many other cities, in reality a common Park with excess pomboa alias characteristic of squares of Athens and other cities of Europe.
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  • We stayed near the Stadium, so it was easy to walk through the Garden everyday to get to the sites we were seeing. We initially thought of it as just a pass through, but quickly began to look forward ...  more »
  • This rich garden was opened on 1838. It is located directly behind the Greek Parliament building in the center of Athens. It is convenient to get there and spend some relaxing time outside of the city...  more »
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  • It was pretty and clean but nothing amazing.. some caged animals and a little crowded. Nice to have in the middle of a city. Maybe a place to go have your lunch or something. Would have liked a nice open area with some comfortable grass to relax. Not something to worry about if you miss.
  • Visited the park was in there for ten minutes sitting on a bench with my sister a man was hiding in the bushes staring at us. We walked away and he followed us showing his dick I pulled my phone out to record him and he disappeared back in the bushes he was very confident in his perversion so I'm guessing it is very common women please be careful visiting this garden by yourself or with other women. I haven't even experienced any thing like this in the UK and I'm mortified Men were also hollering at us there smoking weed my worst experience ever Please be safe!
  • Lovely garden to walk around. Many attractions lie around it so it is a great way to walk across the garden to visit them. The garden itself has a charming pond with ducks and turtles. Kids loved it. Highly recommended for a relaxing few hours.
  • Come walk in and you'll get to see some cool sites. It's worth the walk and to get inside. Give it a go. Very pleased that I decided to go here
  • Great place to visit or have a walk. It is safe and clean and has also a few animals that you can see. It has some tropical trees as well.

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Where to stay in Athens

If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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