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National Gardens, Athens

(3.9/5 based on 700+ 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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  • It is a beautiful oasis in the city but unfortunately has not taken far enough to become a pole of attraction for most visitors. Need better maintenance because cleanliness is at a satisfactory level
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  • Near Syntagma Square, to do a tour in the National Garden, for its history and its greenery. Besides we're in the middle of the high places of political life Athenian, the Parliament, residence of the President and the Prime Minister.
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  • Located in the city centre, plenty of trees and is located on the way to the Acropol lush, clean, filled with flowers in season this park traffic, noise and chaos of the city alone, and some run away and listening to a beautiful park suitable to evaluate such activities. Recommend.
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  • 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.