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Best parks in Athens

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“Athens National Gardens, also called Royal Gardens, are the largest breath of fresh air in the city center. Located right behind the Greek Parliament, the Gardens extend all the way to Zappeion, the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of the Olympic Games in the modern world. Just a short walk away is the Panathenaic or Kallimarmaro Stadium, where the 1869 Olympics took place.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“A rare expanse of green in the heart of Athens, Filopappou hill is the forested area underscoring the beauty of the Acropolis to the monument’s southwest. A great place for 360 views of the city, sunset strolls, picnics and historical sightseeing. Like most places in Athens, Filopappou hill is abound with historical importance; there, you will find important monuments like the Monument of Filoppapos himself, Socrates’ Prison and the Shrine of the Muses, along with later-day landmarks, such as the Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris.”
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Park
“Only 13 min (1.1 km) buy foot. Pedion Areos is a large park . You can run walk or have a pik nik in a real beautiful place . A green oasis in the athens hurt”
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Historic Site
“Kerameikos neighbourhood is named after the ancient cemetery of the city of Athens. Visit during all hours of the day.”
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Neighborhood
“Best view of Athens. Perfect sunsets. There is a cable car from kolonaki that will take you to the top (almost)”
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Neighborhood
“Strefi Hill is located in the vicinity of Exarhia Square, and despite of its relatively small size (approximately 12.5 acres) it forms a green oasis in the densely built city. ”
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City Hall
“Beautiful green park located right next to the tram station, perfect for jogging or a walk. It opens daily. Winter hours; 6:00am- 21:00pm & Summer hours; 6:00am- 23:00pm There is also a circumferential bicycle lane.”
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Park
“This park was created in 1908 in the Pagrati neighborhood, when locals planted a large section of land with pine trees. In 1936 the area was allocated to the Municipality of Athens, which continued planting the area with a wide variety of trees, bushes and other types of Mediterranean flora. The park was once home to a small zoo and a theatre with free performances. Today, the municipality is in charge of the park’s myriad recreational activities. Park entrances are located on Eftyxidou Street and at the junction of Eftyxidou and Spyrou Merkouri Streets.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“The green hill behind the Panathenaic Stadium whose foothills were crossed by the river Ilissus took its name from Ardettus, an ancient Athenian who resolved the differences between Athenians, and was the sacred site where the jurors took their oaths. There were important monuments on the hill like the Sanctuary of Tyche and the tomb of Herodes Atticus. Climbing to Ardettus with the paths among the pine trees is a rewarding experience due to the nature and the unique view to the city.”
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Park
“A park with a statue of Eleftherios Venizelos (sculpted by the sculptor G. Pappas). In the rear section are three stone built buildings, accommodating the Athens Municipality Arts Centre and the Eleftherios Venizelos Museum. Facing the park is a row of three unadorned neoclassical buildings of the hospitals Aeginitio, Aretaeio, and Alexandra. ”
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Park
“15 min with the bus! Its an amazing natural park. Full of trees, grass everywhere, open playgrounds for the children to play, open gym and a very nice snack bar close to the pool. An open cinema is close so you can watch a nice movie.”
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Plaza
“The neighbourhood around Exarchia square is famous for its cafés, bars and restaurants – often with live music – as well as its street art.”
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Park
“The park was designed in 1934 and its purpose was to honour the heroes of the Greek Revolution of 1821, 21 of whom are depicted in marble busts standing in the park. In the central square of the Park there is a fountain surrounded by many plants that thrive in the Mediterranean climate and create beautiful natural colour combinations, corresponding to each season.”
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Park
“This is the parc of the police school, but it is open to the public with activities for kids, some animals in cages, lots of peacoks roaming free. Dog walking and jogging ”
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Plaza
“Little pie shop on Aristotelous Str, just across of Viktoria Square-Authentic greek cheese pies.”
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Park
“Nice and quiet park for walks or picnic with a amphitheatre that you can practice if you are a actor.. :P”
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