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“At the end of the day it's a park - but a nice one” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Gardens

National Gardens
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$213.21*
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Athens Private 5 hours Walking Tour
Ranked #34 of 341 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Luton
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“At the end of the day it's a park - but a nice one”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

It's a nice place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without having to leave the centre; you can walk through it to get from Syntagma Square to the Olympic Stadium; and it's laid out well with lots of little areas instead of just a big lawn . . . but it's a park. If you go expecting plants you'll be fine: if you go expecting entertainment then you'll be disappointed.

Visited October 2013
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Gytheio, Greece
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“Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

This park, just next to the busy roads, gives your mind a peaceful moment. It's quiet, very green (like a wood), very clean (no rubbisch at all) and lots of places to sit. If you're tired of the city, it's the place to be. Athens should have more of such places! And Zappeio (cafe/restaurant) and a kafeneio are also in the park.

Visited October 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“Vacation in Athens ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

So we are not sure if it was because of the time of year that we visited (oct) but, this was not worth the high rating at all! Great for a walk/run etc but that's about it. To make things worse they have a bunch of random animals caged up that don't add to the attraction.

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Nixa, Missouri
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was right across from our hotel, so it was the first place we visited. Lush greenery & plenty of shade which was a nice respite given the heat. Many animals and plants that were unique, and a really gorgeous arbor of vines.

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

It was relaxing but nothing fancy. Just like any old park in the US. Would not go back if I had to do it all over again.

Visited September 2013
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