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National Garden

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Opens in 27 min: 06:00 - 19:30
Open today: 06:00 - 19:30
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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.
Opens in 27 min
Hours Today: 06:00 - 19:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Athens
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Leoforos Amalias 1, Athens 10557, Greece
Embassy District
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+30 21 0721 5019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are well kept and nice to visit. There is a very strange zoo in the middle of the park but the children seemed to enjoy it. There are ruins throughout the park which are worth visiting. Nice gardens and worth visiting for an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a stroll through here in December whilst getting familiar with Athens. What a gem, to see all the lush greenery even in December amidst antiquities and water features was wonderful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angie H
Reviewed 14 January 2019

It is a very nice park and place for walking. However, I would not necessarily call it a tourist attraction, and would not make a special effort to visit. Things could look differently during summer, but in December the park looked just OK.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank niksk001
Reviewed 20 December 2018

National Garden was pretty much the first thing we took contact with as we arrived from the airport by bus. We did expect it to be warmer than Bucharest in December, but had none other expectations otherwise. It was nice to see the palm trees,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 5 December 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 18 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beautifulsunshine
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gordon0504
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Irene M
23 January 2019|
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Response from Dobbstraveler | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. We didn't see one.
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Jennifer M
15 January 2019|
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Response from Llewellyn53 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps you could go to the website for J. & A. N. Diomedes Botanic Garden website to get assistance or try to enlist a botany student from the University as a guide for the National Garden
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7 December 2018|
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Response from HebaEssam | Reviewed this property |
It was open and the weather there was nice and lively. Just make sure you have a jacket on you because it's colder at that time of the year due to humidity. Seasonal greetings.
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