National Garden

The National Garden is a park area of ​​15.5 hectares in the center of Athens. When we also include the Garden of Zappeion with an area of ​​13 hectares then the total area of ​​the two parks together is 28.5 hectares (285 acres). The initial name, up until 1974, was the "Royal Garden". The park is next to the Greek Parliament and extends to the south where Zappeion Megaron is located, opposite the Panathenaic stadium where the first Modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. There are still ancient ruins, columns, mosaics etc. in the garden.

It is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. The main entrance of the park is on Amalias Avenue, which took its name by the woman who envisioned this garden. There are six other entrances to the garden: one on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, three on Herodes Atticus Street (one of which is locked) and two from the side of Zappeion Megaron.  In the National Garden you can see ponds with ducks, a small zoo, a cafeteria, a library and a children's playground.

Children's Library Open hours: Every day from 9 am to 3 pm except Sunday, Monday and holidays (tel. 210- 3236503).

Café open hours: daily from 8.00 am until sunset (entrance from Herodes Atticus Street).