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National Garden

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Open Now: 06:00 - 19:30
Open today: 06:00 - 19:30
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“syntagma square”(45 reviews)
“turtle pond”(11 reviews)
“mini zoo”(8 reviews)
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 2 days ago

Went here today after going to Syntagma Square as the garden is right by the Hellenic Parliament building. Saw ducks, turtles, sheep, and goat in the park. Also a variety of flowers.

Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed 4 days ago

The National Garden is right behind the Parliament. It’s a green - the green - oasis right in the heart of Athens. The perfect place to relax during a hot and sunny athenian sightseeing day. Just grab a ”Koulouri Thessalonikis” before entering through the gate...More

Thank makr80
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through (all around?) this park because it was so convenient-----right across from our hotel and near the Parliament building. There are paths all over and wildlife galore, e.g., plants, birds, squirrels, and even a family zoo-like area with goats, very large rabbits, etc....More

Thank cisco289
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine that you can find a refuge of therapeutic greenery in the heart of the city of Athens FOR FREE .. This is the National Garden of Athens. It is a must not only when it's your first time to visit the city, but whenever...More

Thank HebaEssam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it's October, but the weather still feels like summer so we expected to see flowers in the National Garden. There weren't any; they had apparently been pulled out in preparation for colder weather. The central lake had no water, nor did the fountain. There's...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is located conveniently right behind the Parliament Building. The park is quite large with a labyrinth of trails. It is very well maintained with very large trees, accented by sitting area, a bird viewing area, pond, playground, and pergolas. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Geoscientist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are entry points into the gardens on the East, West and South. The gardens are quite large and pathways meander around it, Mainly of tall trees with areas of shrubery with a small lake with a wooden bridge, a small aviary and goat enclosure....More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so glad to rest at the National Garden where is just a few blocks from the parliament building. There is a small zoo, pond, are many nice paths & benches! It's a great garden!

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the most beautiful park, and isn’t very well maintained in some areas, but it’s quiet and a welcome break from the sun and crowds.

Thank bethebel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very underwhelming.Any National Trust garden will beat this into a cocked hat.Even though it’s free it’s not worth a visit.

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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
17 June 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
23 April 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!
Adam M
13 June 2016|
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Response from SaintClair1986 | Reviewed this property |
Good evening from Athens.The National Gardens are in the centre of the city,at the Syntagma square. Wherever you are,if there is metro station you can take it and get off the Syntagma station,also there is connection with... More
Lior A
24 August 2015|
Response from SaintClair1986 | Reviewed this property |
It's totally free.