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National Gardens

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Syntagma
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Address: off Amalias St., Athens 999-20, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This beautiful oasis offers a soothing respite of greenery from the big...

This beautiful oasis offers a soothing respite of greenery from the big city with many benches for picnicking, cafes, duck ponds and a small zoo.

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A very pretty place

We didn't walk the whole garden as it is massive, but even towards the end of November it was still a beautiful place to visit, and amazingly peaceful for somewhere in the centre... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Garden (formerly the Royal Garden) is a public Park of about 15 hectares, in the very center of Athens. It is located directly behind the Greek Parliament Building (The Old Palace) and continues to the South towards the area where the Zappeion Hall is located. By the way, it has to be noted that the Zappeion was utilized... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't walk the whole garden as it is massive, but even towards the end of November it was still a beautiful place to visit, and amazingly peaceful for somewhere in the centre of Athens. If you like walking and greenery, with a few sculptures thrown in, this is a great place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Gardens are a lovely place to spend time walking, running or just sitting on a bench. There are so many different plants and trees, the lanes are nicely designed and the overall atmosphere is very peaceful and relaxing. What I enjoyed the most was walking through the gardens after finishing the Athens Authentic Marathon at the nearby Panathenaic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Acres of beautiful landscape for you to enjoy a nice walk while being in the center of Athens. Nice scenery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The layout and variety of plants and trees is lovely. There's a small enclosure of animals such as birds, goats and rabbits. A little sad to see two of the geese needed medical attention on their wings. There is a children's playground and children appeared to even just be happy walking around amongst the trees. A beautiful park. Worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Athens National Garden is located in the center of Athens. The Garden was completed by 1840, connection to Queen Amalia. At first, over 500 species of plants and a variety of animals were imported. But for the dry Mediterranean climate, many of the plants did not survive. In 2004 the Greek state gave the garden for 90 years to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The National Garden in Athens is well maintained and gives tourists and locals a respite from the bustle of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We stepped in on our way to the olympic stadium. What we found was a very pleasant park where you can enjoy a moment of tranquility in the center of a bustling city. Highly recommended in case you get tired of all the noise and traffic of Athens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We went when it was early to mid November so it was still relatively warm and windy. The sunshine made everything so much nicer! It's a beautiful park with lots of different features from duck ponds, to palm trees to a mini zoo! I've seen people go for a run in there too but mind you it's big and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I loved the place, especially in the spring, it was so peaceful and enjoyable. great place for a lovely walk you really enjoy the nature

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Staying in Syntagma

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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