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National Gardens, Athens

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Take a break from the heat and the crowds of the city at National Gardens. 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 Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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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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  • If you want yoga, relax, to eat, to listen music, the go out with your matez go there. Is more than perfect  more »
  • Perhaps the only place in Athens that wasn't baking hot! There is a small zoo here and there was a botanical museum that's closed now, which is a shame. It's nice to stroll around and there are tour b...  more »
  • The National Gardens were a bit of a letdown for us. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I am sure it was lovely at one point, but it needs a lot of work and attention. Still, it is refreshing to w...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Big, calm, green and beautiful. Perfect to chill out and enjoy the weather with friends or a good book. Because, you know. It's a park. You should definitely visit if you like ducks, geese and other birds.
  • Such a beautiful and calm place. Great if you need a moment for your self. Inside there is a small pond with geese and some birds
  • A lovely and historical garden, in the heart of Athens - right next to the Greek parliament! Totally worth visiting for a relaxing walk, feeling the vibes of another period of Greece.
  • Basically it has a very good environment, very quiet and relaxing. However the facilities are not so satisfying, like the old chairs and run down play park, could definitely do with a renovation. It also closes a bit too early in my opinion.