10 Best Outdoor Activities in and around Athens for All Ages

Visitors of all ages will welcome the occasion to see a different and less known view of Athens with outdoor activities in and around the city. Nature lovers will enjoy the parks and watching animals, walking in natural surroundings, bird watching, learning more about sea turtles and much more. Sports activities include biking, tennis and riding, and various fun and educational activities for children are also available.  Diomidous Botanical Garden in Haidari, with more than 2.500 kinds of plants from all over the world provides a wonderful occasion to enjoy nature at its best, The Hellenic Ornithological Society at the Tritsis Park and the Vravrona estuary offers a fascinating experience about birds, Parnitha National Park is ideal for walking, trekking, or even spending the night at one of the shelters, the Cultural Park in the area of Mesogeia is both exciting and educational with the excellent Museum of Ethnography, a visit to the Sea Turtle Protection Society at Glyfada is fun and informative about this ancient and endangered species, Allou Fun Park in Rentis is a popular destination for kids and adults offering many choices for entertainment and fun,  Attica Zoological Park at Spata is the ultimate experience about animals in  natural surroundings, Athens by bike offers the occasion to explore the city riding a bicycle, Athens Segway Tours is a fun and safe way to discover Athens, Scooterise offers specially designed tours that are entertaining  and eco-friendly



Attica Zoological Park in the area of Spata is a private zoo covering an area of approximately 20 hectares which is home to more than 2000 animals from 400 different species. Over the years it now includes a number of themed sections with birds,...  Read More



Allou ! Fun Park in the neighborhood of Rentis, is one of the most popular destinations for kids and adults, offering a wide choice of entertainment and fun. An impressive choice of games for all preferences attract crowds specially on...  Read More



Mount Parnitha National Park on the mountain of Parnitha is ideal for a walk with friends and family, enjoying nature and wildlife in the forest. The shelters of Bafi, run by the Greek Mountaineering Club and Flambouri, run by the Acharnes...  Read More



The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece was founded in 1994 by Archelon in collaboration with the Municipality of Glyfada, and is the only hospital for sea turtles in the country. Wounded turtles are brought here from various areas and are...  Read More



Discover the city of Athens with the easy, fun and safe way of a segway tour. From the Acropolis Rock to the first Olympic Stadium, from the flea market of Monastiraki to Pnyka-the birthplace of Democracy and from the Ancient Agora to the...  Read More



Athensbybike was founded in 2009 by a group of people who believe in the importance of bicycling as a means of transport, especially in Athens. Knowing the city well, and in particular the areas around the historical center, the owners also...  Read More



Visit the top sights of central Athens with revolutionary electric vehicles on this leisurely 2-hour tour. See more and sweat less gliding around the city on your fun and easy-to-ride vehicle and look out for top city attractions such as the...  Read More

Outside the City


The Cultural Park is located in the area of Mesogeia in the direction of the airport, in an expanse of 25.000 sq.m. and is a point of interest for visitors of all ages. Art workshops, a shop selling worry beads, a display of handmade jewelry and...  Read More



Diomides Botanic Garden is located in the neighborhood of Haidari, on the road to Eleusis and covers an expanse of 1.86 hectares with more than 3.500 different species of plants from all over the world. It includes the oldest natural pine woods...  Read More



The Hellenic Ornithological Society was founded in 1982 with the aim of ensuring a sustainable natural environment for birds, through various actions, protection, research and education. Amongst their most interesting projects is the protection...  Read More


Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly