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Things to see and do with kids in Athens

Athens Kids Attractions


As the city's main attractions for tourists are its relics of ancient history, some would think that children on holiday in Athens would be bored. In truth many kids love exploring ruins and would find exploring ancient archaeological sites exciting (at least for the first hour or two!) but Athens has a lot to offer families beyond crumbling old things so you needn't test your children's endurance with hours of traditional sightseeing.

With warm summers and mild winters, Athens boasts the perfect climate for outdoor activities and it's no wonder the city is scattered with parks and gardens. Picnicking in these is a regular pastime for many local Athenians and many of the gardens feature children's playgrounds. The most popular place for a picnic is the National Gardens. It is great fun to take the cable car up Mount Lykavittos and let the kids enjoy the view over the city and explore the paths up top, or to take a trip to one of the Athens' theme parks or the local go-kart track.

When the weather is colder and kids activities out of doors are not an option, head to one of the many children's museums dotted around the city, or an indoor playground, or take the kids to what is arguably the world's finest planetarium for a spot of stargazing. Children love nothing more than exploring museums with fossils, dinosaur skeletons and animal models, and for this reason, a trip to the Goulandris Museum of Natural History is great for all families travelling to Athens.


Allou Fun Park

Athens' most popular theme park, and one of the most popular in Greece, Allou Fun Park offers children and adults the…

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Attica Zoological Gardens

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Hellenic Children's Museum

The Hellenic Children's Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural organization that was established in Athens in…

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National Gardens

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