National Garden of Athens
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Gardens, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Recreational Facilities, Relaxing, Romantic, Sightseeing
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... Read More
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, extends from Amalias Avenue to Irodou Attikou, where the Royal Palace used to be situated and from Vasilissis Sofias Avenue to the Zappion. Visitors to the Garden can see an interesting variety of plants and trees, some ancient remains, statues of famous poets and politicians, a sundial, ponds with ducks and fish, a small zoo and several pergolas and secluded romantic corners. Athenians love to walk in the quiet, cool Garden, which is open from sunrise to sunset, children can play in the specially designed playground with swings and seesaws, or visit the children?s library and adults can enjoy a coffee or a light lunch at the coffee shop.
- Sightseeing, Romantic Things to Do, Free Things to Do: "The coffee shop is slightly overpiriced but the ambience is worth the expense"
- Things to Do with Kids: "A cool oasis right in the center of Athens, with a special atmosphere of peace"
- Best for Sightseeing Because: A cool and peaceful oasis in the center of Athens, ideal for a walk
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Kids can play safely, roam the paths, feed the ducks and have the time of their life
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Peaceful corners for romancing and relaxing in this historical garden
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The National Garden is considered one the most beautiful parts of this big city