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need some answers about athens !!

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need some answers about athens !!

hi athens experts...we r planning athens trip in december with 2 kids..5 years boy 7 years girl..

what is the most interesting and entertaining parks..centers..sites..places for kids ...

is the 10 euro 1week metro tickets includes the travelling by tram also ?

is it possible to reach the planetarium by the tram from the center of the city ...

is it worth it to visit gylfada at this time with kids or it's only summer destination !!

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1. Re: need some answers about athens !!

1. I'm not an expert on this since I don't get to be around kids much in Athens but some things that come to my mind are: Allou Fun Park (http://www.allou.gr/main.html), Glyfada Luna Park, Attica Zoo (http://www.atticapark.com/), Hellenic Children's Museum (http://www.hcm.gr) free, and I highly recommend the Planetarium on Syngrou Av.

2. Yes it does. Basically everything except for transportation to and from the Athens Airport. (And X22 bus but I don't think you will be needing it anyway).

3. I'm not sure but I don't think you can reach it by tram. Perhaps if you tell us where you will be staying we can help you more. You can catch B2 bus from Syntagma.

4. I think it's worth going to the seaside while in Athens. Why not?

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2. Re: need some answers about athens !!

Hello!

A few more suggestions:

-They will love the Happy Train, www.sunshine-express.gr/Welcome_Page.htm

-Hellenic Cosmos is great for the kids, http://www.fhw.gr//cosmos/index.php?&lg=_en

-Shadow theatre is a big part of Greek tradition and kids love it, http://www.karagiozismuseum.gr/en/index.htm

In this website, you might find things that we haven't though of:

http://www.athensinfoguide.com/index.htm

Have a blast!!!!

Thalia

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I've never visited Athens with kids and am not an expert, but here's a link to more suggestions of things to do in Athens with kids: true-athens.com/2008/…

Have fun. I wish my parents had taken me to Athens when I was young!

Susan

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4. Re: need some answers about athens !!

You can reach the Planetarium from Syntagma w/ the flg buses

126 ,E22,B2,E2

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5. Re: need some answers about athens !!

I have kids and live in Athens and can't think of any other activities worth mentioning. - the previous posters have listed almost everything!

If you're conscientuous enough - do try to fit in a museum {as mentioned } or the New Acropolis museum which is quite compact and not too tiring-located at the Acropolis metro stop, it offers a pleasant walk on the pedetrian strip to the Acropolis - after visiting the Acropolis, you can then talk the path into Anafiotika, for a rest and snack.

The Athens city hall will set up the Christmas festivities in downtown Athens, so the National Gardens {Zappeio}, Syndagma Sq and Kotzia Square will offer a nice distraction in the city centre -

also the children may enjoy a funicular ride up to the top of Lycabettus hill!

have fun, and remember that the Athens centre can be very tiring with the young ones - don't try to cram in too much,

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6. Re: need some answers about athens !!

Hi -

Take your children to the Archeological Museum, just don't stay beyond their patience levels. Also, take them to see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It has been my experience that children like this sort of ritual very much.

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Hi and Thnx alot guys ...i realy apreciate all the helpful answers

Arkanoid...sharp and exact helpful answers...u r the man

TH13...nice extras worth to try for the kids...thnx

snullr....lol...thnx 4 the web site

postoumios....i can reach easier now...thnx

dianabiz....i will be in athens from 2-12 december will it be possible to see any activities for christmas in royal gardens...thnx4 the info

1BCTraveler..thnx

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8. Re: need some answers about athens !!

You're welcome,

I assume the festivities should be up and running during your stay -

for more of an update in the current weeks, www.cityofathens.gr is a helpful site

-have fun,!

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