Are you visiting Athens with Kids? Travelling with kids is different than travelling with your life companion only or with friends. Kids need to be entertained. Athens is full of activities. We have searched far and wide, and we have rounded up the best suggestions for what to do in Athens and near the city when you are travelling with the children.
Have a picnic in the National Garden
Head to the National Garden with the kids. The National Garden (formerly the Royal Garden) is a public park of 15.5 hectares (38 acres) in the center of the Greek capital, Athens. It is located directly behind the Greek Parliament building (The Old Palace) and continues to the South to the area where the Zappeion is located. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The National Garden, is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. In the National Garden there are a duck pond, a Botanical Museum, a small cafe and a Children’s Library and playground. Bring some bread to feed the ducks in the pond. There is also a small zoo with birds and animals here. Great place for a picnic! One of the more relaxing Athens family attractions!
Visit the Athens Planetarium
The Athens Planetarium is one of the most high-tech in the world. The screen provides a 3D 360-degree view of the shows. Each seat has an interactive control unit. You can see IMAX and OMNIMAX films here based on the solar system and other subjects.
Swim in Vouliagmeni Lake
Swimming in Vouliagmeni Lake is one of the best things to do in Athens with kids. This beautiful clear lake is fed by a natural hot spring. This is truly a miracle of nature and is located just 25km from the center of Athens, one of the most beautiful places that you will discover in this city. The environment is very calm and appealing with a well maintained infrastructure. Vouliagmeni Lake is a partly salt water and partly spring water lake where people can swim year-round due to its desirable, steady temperature of 22-25°C. The warm water is known for its therapeutic mineral qualities and healing properties and has been used for years to bring relief to arthritis sufferers.
Watch a 3D Show at Hellenic Cosmos
Hellenic Cosmos is a modern Cultural Centre and Museum in Athens that tries to explain the complex issues of ancient Greek culture (Hellenism). There are a few different 3D shows that cover different aspects of Greek history such as ancient Agora and the Olympics. A visit to the Hellenic Cosmos gives the opportunity for the whole family to learn about the key highlights of Greek history. You can visit places and monuments that no longer exist… just leave everything to your imagination.
See the Animals of Attica Park
Attica Park is located outside of Athens. The zoo is home to about 2000 animals representing about 400 species and is open 365 days per year. About half of the animal species in Attica Zoo Park are endangered. There is a beautiful bird park and reptile park, which are also worth visiting.
Successful family trip is all about planning. The best way to make it successful is to book your family room and car well in advance. This way you will not have any unexpected surprises. You will get your car rental at Athens Airport and be ready to check into your hotel and explore the city. A rental car will make your family journey comfortable and flexible.
Athens has one of the most complex and, fortunately, one of the best recorded histories that exist. In conclusion, travelling can improve your understanding of the world and give you wonderful experiences, which you will never forget.