The best places for a family to go out in Athens
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The best places for a family to go out in Athens

Athens ● 22 March 2017

Travelling with your children  is an unforgettable experience and a perfect bond between the family members. The thing is that you should choose a destination, which is family-friendly and can offer you and your kids places to have fun and relax. Athens is one of these cities with many choices for family-friendly hotels, restaurants and cafes, as well as free playgrounds and open-air spaces, which are a perfect opportunity to enjoy the amazing weather of Greece. In this article, you will read about the places in Athens, where you can go with your family without having to worry about the traffic and cars. You can just relax and watch your kids having the best time.

1. Zappeion conference hall and the National Garden

Zappeion conference hall is a building with a huge courtyard inside the National Garden in the heart of Athens Center, near Syntagma Square. It is one of the major landmarks of Athens, and the whole area of the National Garden is ideal for a stroll with your children. In the enclosed garden, away from the cars, your kid can watch the ducks of the lake, run in the pebbled paths and play with the other kids that gather here.

2. Vouliagmeni Lake

In Athens Riviera, Vouliagmeni Lake is a hidden treasure of Attica, where you can sunbathe and swim. If you are afraid of the swimming in the sea, Vouliagmeni Lake is ideal for you because it has no waves, and it is also warm thanks to its thermal springs. The fish Garra Rufa, which is famous for the skin exfoliation it offers, will impress your children, who will play with these fishes the whole day.

3. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is a magnificent complex of modern buildings, surrounded by a huge, ecological park with many opportunities for learning and having new experiences. With its lush garden landscape and the wide range of trees, plants, water fountains, allées, paths, playgrounds and open spaces, it is ideal for a leisure walk, exercise, play with the children as well as open-air concerts and exhibitions. The Cultural Center hosts the buildings of the National Opera and the National Library of Greece, but the aim of the park's construction was to give the children of the capital a breath of life and a place to play undistracted.

4. Organised beaches

In a close distance to Athens Center, there are many organised beaches, where you can swim and relax. Beaches, like Varkiza Resort, Lagonisi Resort and Asteras, offer calm sea without waves as they belong to the Saronic Gulf. Your children can play with the waters and the other kids, and then, you can eat in one of the restaurants or drink coffee.

Where to Stay

Hostel in Athens, Greece Athens International Youth Hostel
7.8 10
Athens International Youth Hostel
16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.#

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Rio Athens
7.7 10
Hotel Rio Athens
13, Odisseos str., Karaiskaki Square, 10436 Athens, Greece

Hotel Rio Athens is conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, just 1 km from Syntagma Square. Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 25 km away, while the port of Piraeus is 15 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Best Western Pythagorion Hotel
9 10
Best Western Pythagorion Hotel
28, Agiou Konstandinou Str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Best Western Hotel Pythagorion is a modern city hotel located in the historic center of Athens, just 0.3 km from Omonoia Metro Station.