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National Garden

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Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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“turtle pond”(12 reviews)
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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Leoforos Amalias 1, Athens 10557, Greece
+30 21 0721 5019
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to enjoy nature away from the crowds. Massive park with magic trails and gorgeous plants and birds

Thank beautifulsunshine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Gordon0504
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank ShelliR1951
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a nice place to rest for a while and to find a piece of nature and to escape from the hustle and bustle from the city. I liked the giant palm trees at the entrance.

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed November 1, 2018

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.

Thank Busybee888
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a very good garden to relax after city sightseeing tours.You can just sit around for while..

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Daniela S
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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,
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Seraphina T
June 17, 2018|
Response from Fran S | Reviewed this property |
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
April 22, 2017|
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Response from meredith54 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's open from 6 am and it's a nice place for day run. Enjoy!