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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.

Zappeion Hall

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.

Vouliagmeni Lake

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.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

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

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hellinis Hotel
7.9 10
Hellinis Hotel
177, Sygrou Avenue, 17121 Athens, Greece

Offering the view of the Acropolis, Hellinis Hotel is located 3.5 km from Syntagma Square and the center of Athens and it is a great choice for both leisure and business travelers. Piraeus port is at 6 km, while Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 39 km.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Exis Boutique  Hotel
8 10
Exis Boutique Hotel
1, Spartis , Amerikis Square, 11252 Athens, Greece

Exis Boutique Hotel is located on Amerikis Square, only 10 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. Syntagma, the main square of Athens and the historic part, Plaka, can be reached within 10 minutes using public transportation. Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 35 km. Piraeus Port can be reached within 20 minutes with an electric train.