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“Take a stroll in the shade.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Gardens

National Gardens
off Amalias St., Athens 999-20, Greece (Syntagma)
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Ranked #78 of 301 things to do in Athens
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Take a stroll in the shade.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Green and full of trees including quite a lot of fruit trees (Mulberries , Olives , Oranges) a small stream and a couple of pond with giant Coy and turtles. Backs onto the extreemly unimpressive parliment. A little sad to see quite a few homeless people had made shelters in the Gardens.

Visited May 2012
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

After a day of looking at ruins the national gardens was a nice walk through the park. Geocachers will find another reason to visit. It's also a great place to escape the bustle and noise of the city. Stop in and walk around, you will be glad you did. Grab some food and drinks on the way in to make it a picnic.

Visited April 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“A sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to stroll around and enjoy some peaceful beauty in busy, noisy Athens. It is also a great way to get from the Plaka to museums like the Cycladic, the Benaki and the Byzantine.

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united Kingdom
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“Green space in the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Quiet and peaceful place to eat and drink in the sun.
If you are lucky you may see the odd tortoise or two.
I haven't found anything yet to dislike in this place.

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A sanctuary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The cafe is expensive and the service surly and almost unpleasant. The gardens are a great to potter around and to get away from the graffitt-ridden ugly streets

Visited February 2013
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