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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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  • This is a nice quiet area with some shade and a break from the bustling streets. It's even better that it's free. I was actually here on three separate occasions on the trip. The trails branch... 
    This is a nice quiet area with some shade and a break from the bustling streets. It's even better that it's free. I was actually here on three separate occasions on the trip. The trails branch...  more »
  • Easy walking and pretty park. Childrens play area too. A peaceful oasis from the noise and bustle of the busy city. We spent around an hour walking through the grounds. It looks like the park is... 
    Easy walking and pretty park. Childrens play area too. A peaceful oasis from the noise and bustle of the busy city. We spent around an hour walking through the grounds. It looks like the park is...  more »
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  • A nice little oasis in the middle of Athens. There are plenty of trees, shade and birds that provide a cool escape on a hot day. There are benches all around that are in beautiful locations throughout. There is a cafe where people can get some refreshments or sustenance. Overall a lovely place.
  • The National Garden, Athens Located right next to the Greek Parliament, the National Garden provides an ideal refuge from the heat and traffic of Athens. Created by the order of Queen Amalia, the first queen of Greece, the park contains around 519 different plant species. Whilst many are Greek, the agronomist responsible for first planting the garden imported a variety of species from all over the world. Explore the park’s narrow labyrinth of paths, small lakes and delightful pergolas. Tucked among the trees is a playground, cafe and ponds for ducks and turtles. To the east side you can also find guardhouses staffed by traditionally dressed Greek soldiers known as Evzones.

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