The National Gardens
The National Gardens (formerly The Royal Gardens) is a peaceful, green refuge in the center of the Greek capital. It was laid out from 1838-1860, created by Queen Amalia, the wife of King Othon, and her German gardener Schmidt. It is located directly behind the Greek Parliament building, which originally used to serve as the Old Palace. It continues to the south to the Zappeion grounds, across from the Kalimarmaro Olympic Stadium of the 1896 Olympic Games. It has a total area of 160,000 m2. In the National Gardens the visitor will find: a duck pond, a small zoo, a Botanical Museum, a small cafe, and a Children's Library and playground.
|Athens at your Feet |
Discover Athens in a small group and with an enthusiastic local guide who will show you the highlights and the hidden gems of this amazing city. Walk past ancient temples and century-old churches, through picturesque neighborhoods and small alleys.
Listen to the the stories about life in ancient and contemporary Athens and get local while enjoying a real Greek coffee with traditional sweets.