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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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Acres of green space

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

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

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 canaries are especially cute-the kids will love them

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Nice park with animals. Playground for kids. Turtles, goats, pigeons, parrots, rabbits, ducks. Good place to walk by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The contrast between the noisy and full of life Syntagma square and the Gardens is amazing. Two steps and you are in a different place. Nice and clean, all green, lots of places to sit and read or rest , sculptures, animals corner, mini swan lake, and great cafe in the center. Make it a part of your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This park is big and very refreshing and quiet to walk in after the hectic Athens. You find it next to Syntagma square and the parlament.

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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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