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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 world travel planner, Athens attractions like National Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a beautiful park to escape the hectic city of Athens for a moment. Just walk around and relax, because after a few days of Athens you just want to relax a bit.  more »
  • I mporoysane to have Balconies reserved. specially the space kept live is pretty tragic
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  • Worth a visit especially with small children. The collection of plants from around the world unique to Greece. Unfortunately it is egkateleimeno by the municipality and loses. Also nice paths for jogging.
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  • Fantastic place to take a walk. Plenty of trees, flowers and different animals. You can see turtles, parrots, goats, fish... Olive bushes and palms. Charming and quite place to go with a family or alone with your favourite book. Also a place to eat and drink something. My option to relax after a stressful week, practically in the strict city center.
  • Very nice gardens in the middle of Athens. They are large and well maintained. Other major cities have nice parks as well, but this is a great garden/park to get away from the hustle of Athens. The turtles were a nice surprise for the kids. And the wonderful group of young ladies, walking through the park, singing Xmas songs was a really nice surprise. Overall, a good place for a run/walk and to enjoy the outdoors
  • It's beautiful. The orange trees smell lovely, the trees are majestic and look good and it's a great place for a walk or to hang out. But there is one MAJOR thing that bothers me. Why do they need to hold animals in captivity in the park. These animals live under bad conditions, e.g they cut of the goose wings so it won't fly away. Horrible! I wish the city off Athen would shut this little zoo in there down. Fun information for the end: You can eat the oranges, but they are very sour and more taste like grapefruit. I tested that for you ;)
  • Only if it were more taken care of. Apart from that it is a place that you should not miss to visit every month at least. Gives the sense of nature, green park which is completely absent from the the rest of Athens.
  • An island of nature inside the city. Great for kids. There are at least 2 cafes , a few lakes and parts with animals. A lot of different tree species. Close to the Presidential palace and Kallimarmaron stadium and the parliament. Overall great
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