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What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow AthensNational Gardens

This is a wonderful place for children to play in. The gardens are vast and dotted with a number of duck ponds. Attached to these is a zoo as well.


Attica Zoological Park
This park will be of great interest to children as it is home to about 2000 birds of over 300 species. Farm animals are also kept there. In addition there is a wonderful butterfly garden.


Admission: Adults 8 EUR; Children 4 EUR
Address: Near Spata Airport
Tel: 210-663-4724 


Allou Fun Park
This is a wonderful amusement park with a number of excellent and often thrilling rides. Open till late at night roller coasters and Ferris wheels are just the things that children and adults alike will enjoy.


Timings: Monday- Friday 5 P.M. - 1A.M & Saturday- Sunday 10 A.M- 2 A.M.
Address: Kifissou & Petrou Ralli, Rendi
Tel: 210-425-6999
Website: www.alloufunpark.gr

Hellenic Cosmos
This should be the first stop for travelers with children. The concept behind this museum is brilliant and children will not be bored. Instead of viewing stationary relics and artifacts, visitors can embark on 3-D journeys through different parts of Athens that are historically significant such as the Ancient Agora. Adults and children alike will get a good idea of Greek history and culture via interactive exhibits.


Timings: Daily [Mon, Tues & Thurs 9 A.M- 6 P.M; Wed & Fri 11 A.M- 9 P.M; Sat & Sun 11 A.M- 3 P.M.]
Address: 254 Pireos, Tavros
Admission: Free; Entry into the dome [where virtual tours take place]: Adults 10 EUR; Children 5 EUR
Tel: 210-483-5300
Website: www.fhw.gr

Mount Likavitos
Rides in a cable car railway are arranged up this mountain. At the top is an ice-cream vendor and children will love it.


Museum of Greek Children's Art
This museums exhibits paintings and other art made by children from all over Greece.

Timings: Tuesday- Saturday 10A.M- 2 P.M.
Admission: 2 EUR
Address: 9 Kodrou, Plaka
Tel: 210-331-2621


Greek Folk Art Museum
Karaghiozis Puppet shows perform comedies at the Greek Folk Art Museum. Performances are not in English but can be understood nonetheless.


Timings: Daily [except Monday] 10 A.M- 2 P.M.
Address: 17 Kydathineon
Admission: 2 EUR for entry into the Museum
Website: www.culture.gr


Goulandris Museum of Natural History
This Museum will be thoroughly enjoyed by children and adults alike. Greece's wildlife through the ages has been preserved and exhibited here. Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and Aquatic life- you name it will be on display here.


Timings: Monday- Thursday & Saturday 9 A.M- 2 30 P.M.
Address: 13 Levidou, Kifissia
Admission: 5 EUR
Tel: 210-801-5870
Website: www.culture.gr


Earth [Gaia] Center
This is an interesting place to take children to. It makes use of various media- video; computer and tactile displays to enlighten visitors about the planet Earth and its gradually deteriorating condition. It will be both an informative and an enjoyable trip.
Timings: Monday- Thursday & Saturday 9 A.M- 2 30 P.M.
Address: 100 Othonos
Admission: 5 EUR [Earth Center only]; 7 EUR [entry into both Earth Centre and the Museum of Natural History]
Tel: 210-801-5870
Website: www.culture.gr


New Eugenides Digital Planetarium

Athens boasts one of the finest planetariums the world over. Schedules and tours vary across the days.


Timings: Daily
Address: 387 Syngrou Avenue
Tel: 210-9469-641



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