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National Gardens, Athens

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • The National Garden is right in the heart of the city, near the Olympic Stadium. Easy access and good for hiking. Stands out for the variety of species of vegetation.
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  • My wife and I were terribly disappointed with the National Garden in Athens. Not sure if it had to do with being in Athens in October...nonetheless we found very little botanical diversity and just a ...  read more »
  • This is the public garden no. 1. Huge and popular with Athenians for their Sunday release, the garden has a privileged central position. Its many doors give access to the main avenues, to museums, to the stage panatheique at the temple of Zeus as well as many art galleries and cultural institutions including the famous zappieon. Inside you can enjoy the calm and forget what heart of a sprawling megalopolis with its urban nuisances.
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  • Great place to relax, take a walk, jog, have a coffee and much more! Beautiful greenery in the heart of Athens. Great place to get out of the city for a little while and best of all, completely free! Lots of kids, joggers, dog walkers around so if you don't like dogs or kids, maybe avoid this place., but otherwise, worth checking out for sure after seeing all the other sites of course!
  • Free entry to the national gardens, well worth the visit to the turtle pond and checking out their zoos. Lots of greenary to surround yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the street. Centrally located and within walking distance from most other popular attractions such as the Parthenon and hadrians arch.
  • Just another park but if you want to take some time off and spend some time in a shade on a hot summerday I totally recommend it. Quiet and nice place to take a rest. All great sights just around it :)
  • Nice garden with rows and rows of trees, a nice little "maze" you can wander through, a lovely little lake with a bridge to take pictures of, and also a zoo right inside! I was pleasantly surprised by how many hidden gems there were in these gardens.
  • I really loved this place ! It's quiet and pacefull ;) It's a real pleasure to lay on the ground under a tree for a nap and I'm sure is a nice place to run :)
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