Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Greece  /  Attica  /  Athens  /  Parks  /  National Gardens
National Gardens, Athens
(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.
Create a full Athens itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Athens

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Athens by other users

22 days in Japan, Greece & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Athens BY A USER FROM SERBIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Athens BY A USER FROM SERBIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UGANDA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Athens BY A USER FROM MALTA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Greece BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Greece BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PERU February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe & Middle East BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • the place was very nice to walk about. Important tip:buy a map of the place as you will get lost easily. the kids playground was nice as were the goats and sheep 
  • have a rest in the middle of athens and feed the rabbits and the birds..lookout for the black and white rabbit that is the size of a small dog and try to feed the other rabbits instead of him..the can...  more »
  • If you are in the center of Athens, region-Zapeioy Syntagmatos, buy a koulouri and go visit the OASI of National Gardening. They know that no area will in bgaloyn although there is traffic lighting, Museum with the history and the garden's plants, the biggest with shrimp and a walk, alees with plants and all the beauty the analogue of time, trees and featured products with the patina of time. Proin interesting gardening, Amalias basilissas's apoktima! And don't forget to drink the coffee or ouzo in unique, amazing Kafeneio Veni this Gardening!!
    View original
Google
  • The National Garden of Athens is a magical place to get away in the hart of Athens. With its unique variety of trees and gardens, small ponds and many benches to sit and quietly read your book. Or even go walking with your dog or just go bike riding.
  • The place is a bit shabby like so much of Greece these days. However, located right next to the Greek parliament, one can hope for more. This is not a botanical garden so trees and other plants are not identified and there is no didactic materiel. The plants are not all from Greece as it was started as a royal garden with plants from all over the world. There supposed to be a botanical museum in the heart of the garden. It is a very beautiful building that seems to have not been open for years. An aviary in the middle of the garden is overtaken by doves except for one enclosure withe parrots. The two lines of palm trees at the entrance are truly magnificent. A nice respite in the middle of the busy city, but not an indispensable tourist destination.
  • A lovely place with free entrance, very clean, lots of animals that you can marvel at and maybe feed and they even have tags on the trees with their names. A place of peace and beauty, even if sometimes it's a bit crowded.
  • Must for relax from city fever..it's also beautiful place, fresh air, some animals and roads for walking and cycling! Of course the weather is colder than the city around it.
  • The kids loved playing in the little streams and the turtles in the pool were great fun to watch too. Freddo Cappuccinos for the adults and lots of shade. Way nicer than the craziness of the city.