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National Garden, Athens

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Take a break from the heat and the crowds of the city at National Garden. Created by Queen Amalia in 1839, these gardens once belonged to the royal palace. Now, the 15.4 hectare (38 acre) property is open to the public throughout the day. Walk among the multitude of trees, flowers, and other greenery, or sit on one of the many benches to picnic and watch the ducks in the pond. Stop into the on-site mini zoo to view turtles, birds, goats, and some other animals. Using our world travel planner, Athens attractions like National Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a beautiful park to escape the hectic city of Athens for a moment. Just walk around and relax, because after a few days of Athens you just want to relax a bit.  more »
  • I mporoysane to have Balconies reserved. specially the space kept live is pretty tragic
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  • Worth a visit especially with small children. The collection of plants from around the world unique to Greece. Unfortunately it is egkateleimeno by the municipality and loses. Also nice paths for jogging.
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  • Very pleasant to walk around the variety of trees, also a very good place if you are with children. There is a children's library and playing ground. I also recommend a coffee shop, small but fine. As a tourist it's a good place to escape from usual hustle of this crowded tourist city.
  • Slightly confusing to navigate without using Google maps, but beautiful nonetheless! Plenty of benches to rest on, a sweet area with baby goats and bunnies, fountains full of live turtles, and beautiful jasmine covered archways. Stay aware of your surroundings - sometimes men may get and little bit too close for comfort but I never felt threatened while I was there. Recommend the restaurants nearby - really good vegan chocolate ice cream!
  • Beautiful and large garden to have a walk in. There is a mini zoo and a playground here which is very nice. You could spend quite a lot of time here, and there is no shortage of benches to take a break on. If you are moving from site to site, I recommend going through this garden instead of walking on the busy roads!
  • A beautiful garden in middle of the city. It's so cool and calm to just sit there. There is a botanical garden inside and lots of turtles! 20 mins from Symtagma square. A perfect escape from the heat and noise. Best time to go is in the afternoon when the sun is scorching
  • Great visit next to the national guard and changing of the guards. Nice botanical gardens. At the right time of day, you may see the special forces cadets practicing for their opportunity to become the presidential guards. Very nice and serene.
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