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Athens with children

Watch a puppet show, catch a children's art exhibition and join a chocolate-making workshop
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  With child-friendly tavernas, cheap (or free) museum and attractions, and a plethora of activities for the young (and young at heart)... more »

Tips:  Despite several shady places for respite en route, Athens can be baking hot from spring onwards, so bring hats, water and plenty of... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Figoures Kai Koukles Puppet Theatre

If your kids love making cut out paper dolls, they'll adore this traditional puppet theatre in the Plaka district, where they can watch hand-operated Karagkiozis shadow puppets battle and bicker on a white screen, then join a puppet-making workshop.
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Admission
Varies. Phone ahead to check

Hours
Varies. Phone ahead to check.

Address
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For a cultural visit with a fun twist, visit this unique museum dedicated to children and the arts.
Kids and parents will enjoy visiting the exhibition of two-and three-dimensional artwork on display, then joining a workshop to created their own chef d'oeuvre.
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Admission
Adults: 2 euros
Children : Free

Hours
Tues-Sat 10am-2pm
Sun 11am-2pm
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There's fun for all the family in store at this educational museum with hands-on activities based on everyday themes ranging from money and science to cookery and logic.

Children of all ages are encourage to explore and be creative, with the help of the museum's friendly, English-speaking staff.

Don't miss the very popular chocolate-making... More

4. Botanical Museum

Escape the city's bustle and heat wandering around the Botanical Museum. At the heart of the glorious 15-hectare National Gardens, tour the museum's fascinating collection of 500-plus weird and wonderful plant species, then head next door to visit the children's library before ending your half day tour with a stroll around the park's charming... More