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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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  • August 17, 2017
    This garden is a green lung and a haven of freshness in the center of Athens. The walk is particularly enjoyable at any age. You can see turtles, birds and, of course, very many plant species.
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  • August 16, 2017
    With the establishment of the Republic in 1974, the royal garden becomes national garden, it houses a small zoo, a Botanical Museum, a children's library and various facilities.  It is located behind the Parliament Hellenic and a few steps from the Presidential Palace (seat of the Presidency of the Republic) and the Maximos Villa (residence and office of the Prime Minister), Garden extends to the South of the city, in the area where the Zappeion and the Kalimarmaro stadeolympique are located.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We did everything but this is such great and diverse city of parks. All the events in the country I went unfortunately we do not have. Left to right are unable to park making a mosque. The mosque also get such nice areas. See right go to $4.50.
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  • July 29, 2017
    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.
  • July 25, 2017
    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!
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • July 25, 2017
    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
  • July 27, 2017
    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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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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