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It’s free admission to this huge park. It’s a peaceful spot for a break. With all the shady trees in the park, it’s also a nice place to escape from the sun and heat.
There are plenty of walking trails, a small zoo with goats...More
Since my hotel was only a couple of blocks away from the National Gardens, I took time every day to walk through here. Whenever I had places to go (Zappeion Palace, Lyceum, and Hadrian's Arch / Temple of Olympian Zeus), I would walk through here...More
Located adjacent to Syntagma Square, this sprawling garden is a nice break from the concrete jungle. There are several dirt pathways that crisscross the park/gardens. Signage is good. Unfortunately, being there in the Fall, the flora was virtually nil - seemed somewhat overgrown. I’d expect...More
This is a quiet place in a busy city. There are plenty of people in it though, but feels very tranquil. Visiting in November meant there weren't many flowers to see, but it's still nice to walk around and relax.
Take a breather and stroll thru it on the way to Hadrians Arc, Ancient Olympics. Whether you are getting to the Parliment at Syntagma Sq or walking from Byzantine Museum to Ancient Olympic site , go thru it, around it and just see what is...More
This is a very peaceful kind of place; and it looked as though the Locals appreciated the occasional sojourn.Worth a return visit, to explore the paths you missed, a first time.Easy to get to the Parliament Square.
This will not be in my top 10 places to visit in Athens but we had a spare time until our flight, and it was a day that everything was closed in the morning due to a Maraton that was conducted.
It is a very...More
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.
Hi Seraphina, I was at the National Garden at the end of May, so I don't know whether it's been reopened (and also hadn't heard that it had been closed). Changing of the guard nearby is fun just in case, as is the nearby... More
Hi Seraphina, I was at the National Garden at the end of May, so I don't know whether it's been reopened (and also hadn't heard that it had been closed). Changing of the guard nearby is fun just in case, as is the nearby Metro stop's exhibit of artifacts.