Family Fun in Athens: Things to Do with Kids

A visit to Athens with your kids will certainly be enjoyable for all the family, with entertaining activities and interesting experiences. Depending on the season and the kids preferences, a day at the beach or in the park is ideal. Museums with exhibits specifically for children, amusement parks, animals, are also high on the list of youngsters favorites. The Museum of Greek Children’s Art, is centered on art created by children, at the Goulandris Museum of Natural History, children can wander through the galleries observing the wide range of collections, the Children’s Museum, is very popular with young visitors, who enjoy the exhibits and understand everyday life through games,  the Cultural Park,  in the area of Mesogeia,  is a point of interest for visitors of all ages, Allou Fun Park in Rentis is a popular destination for kids and adults offering many choices for entertainment and fun,  at the National Garden children can play in the specially designed playground with swings and seesaws, or visit the children’s library,  Karavi at Schinias is the ultimate beach destination close to Athens and is extremely popular with the young public who enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, the Museum of School Life and Education presents interesting facts on this subject, Athens Happy Train is a favorite with kids for sightseeing Athens, at Golden Hall playground kids are entertained while parents do their shopping

National Garden of Athens
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The National Garden of Athens was designed in 1836 by the German architect Friedrich von Gaertner, and was initially an idea of Queen Amalia, who reigned in that period. Until 1974 it was named Royal Garden. The area which it covers,...  Read More



The Playground at Golden Hall, with its luxurious appearance is covered on one side by the vibrant colors of the flowers, plants, shrubs and trees, which provide welcome shade in the summer months . On the other side the playground...  Read More



Kids and adults of course will love sightseeing Athens with the bright red Athens Happy Train. This sightseeing tour in the historical center of Athens and the most famous ancient sights and monuments, on the hop-on Athens Happy Train, is...  Read More



The Museum of Greek Children's Art, in Plaka is centered on art created by children. Visitors to the Museum can see drawings and three-dimensional artwork created by children from 4 to 14 years of age. The collections include 7.000 works from...  Read More



The Children's Museum, which operates in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens, is very popular with young visitors, who enjoy the exhibits and the possibility to develop their observation skills, learn more about the cultural heritage...  Read More



The Goulandris Museum of Natural History in the suburb of Kifissia is centered on the study, conservation and protection of the natural environment, and is one of the top museum visited by schoolchildren throughout the year. Visitors of all ages...  Read More



The Museum of School Life and Education is located in a historical building of the 19th century, on Tripodon street in Plaka, the oldest street in Athens, with impressive painted ceilings and decorative details. The permanent exhibition...  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



Karavi at Schinias is the ultimate beach destination close to Athens and is extremely popular with the young public who enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Extending over a hundred meter sandy beach, Karavi offers many amenities to visitors, such as...  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


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