The Best Parks To Visit In Athens

Photo of Maria Menegaki
9 February 2017

Athens offers amazing variety. Apart from the historical and artistic gems, the city is also very green, so check out the best spots for nature lovers.

(1) Saint George, Lycabettus, Athens. | © Στέλιος Δ/Flickr


In case you are interested in Ancient Greece, walk to the nearby Pnyx, the meeting place of the Democratic Assembly in the 5th century BC. Take a stroll around the hill where renowned orators such as Aristides, Demosthenes, and Pericles delivered their speeches and enjoy the unique, peaceful atmosphere.

Address: Pnyx, Athens

National Garden

Botanical Garden, Park
National Garden, Athens
One of the many pavilions in the National Garden, Athens | © Georgios Liakopoulos / Flickr
This is probably the most well-known and favorite park for locals. Located in the heart of the city, just behind the Greek Parliament and the central square of Syntagma, the National Garden is the perfect spot to go for a picnic, go for a jog, or discover the duck ponds and the small zoo. Take some time to sit by the impressive fountains and watch some of the city’s senior citizens play chess.

Pedion Areos

Created in 1934 in order to honor the heroes of the Greek Revolution, Areos is a large, wonderful park. Its location near the National Archaeological Museum makes it a perfect green destination after a morning of sightseeing.

Address: Areos Pedion, Athens

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