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  • David S
    Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
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    Absolutely vast central city park. My wife and I visited as part of the Piraeus and Athens Hop On Hop Off service from the cruise terminal and really enjoyed the opportunity to experience the park.
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
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    Historically this was one of the main areas of the Ancient Agora where the Statues of the Eponymous Heroes once stood (see separate entry).
    There’s almost nothing of the original monument left except for some of the stone bases of the fence and some of the foundation stone. What you see here is a large, mostly open, dry area with scattered ruins.
    At one end is the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos which houses the museum and at the other, the impressive Temple of Hephaestus.
    The main path through this area runs from the Attalos Stoa, alongside the remaining columns of the Middle Stoa, until you reach the temple hilltop. There are several smaller pathways that meander through the area and its very pleasant to wander around, exploring. There are regular signposts and information boards which help you to identify which buildings stood where and what they were used for. Without these boards, we would have been lost and the ruins would have had far less meaning.
    It is worth noting that although there are a few shady spots, it is quite hot and dusty in summer. The open area is quite exposed to the sun and there’s nowhere to buy drinks once you are inside the agora so its worth taking a water bottle, as well as a hat and sunscreen.
    TICKET TIP: The combo ticket is very good value. It includes entry to both the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis as well as 5 other sites. At €30, it is well worth it. Entry to the Agora on its own is €10 and the Acropolis is €20 so you break even just with these two alone. It is worth noting that in winter, some sites are half price so the combo ticket is not such good value then.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
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    Zappeion Garden is free to enter and is set within the grounds of the much larger National Garden. It is just one of many attractive sections of the National Garden.
    Its centrepiece is Zappeion Hall, a palatial 19th century building, funded by Evangelos Zappas.
    Zappas is an interesting character to whom we owe the modern Olympic Games. He was so dedicated to reviving the ancient Olympic Games that he sponsored the 1859, 1870, and 1875 Games in order to get the idea off the ground. Without his early input, the modern Games might not have come about.
    The Zappeion Garden features a large circular fountain, meandering paths, park benches, sculptures and cast-iron lamp-posts. A statue of Evangelos Zappas stands outside Zappeion Hall. One of his cousin, Konstantinos, is nearby.
    My favourite part was an avenue of jacaranda trees along the main path leading to Zappeion Hall. We were there in June and they were in full bloom - just stunning.
    Zappeion Garden is just across the road from Hadrian’s Arch. We started at the arch, then walked up to the Zappeion Garden and Zappeion hall. From here, we continued through the National Garden up to the Greek Parliament where we watched the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
    Written November 18, 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK830,972 contributions
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    Walking around this area of Athens near the Academy Of Athens I passed through this pretty little park and I must say I enjoyed my visit here .
    An oasis of calm,the park has some bench seating for you to rest your feet,there's some nice statues here and a very cooling fountain that looks superb ,I had a little stroll around the park ,loved it ,all in all it's a great park to check out and easy to locate along Akadimias.
    Written July 27, 2022
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