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Attractions for Children in Athens

Attica Zoological Park
Attica Zoological Park
#About the Historical and Cultural Museum of Greece

Attica Zoological Park is the largest zoo in Greece. There are over 350 species, and it creates a wonderful attraction to all animal lovers, especially children.

There are a wide variety of animals, all sorts of mammals, birds, and amphibians. Come see the lemurs, monkeys, turtles, kangaroos, and rare birds. It is worth to find out the feeding hours for the animals - something kids really enjoy.

The biggest attraction here is the dolphin shows and the elephant seal pool. These are only some of the interesting sea mammals that are here at the zoo.

Attica Zoological Park is located about 45 minutes away from the center of Athens by car. The park is outside of Athens, in nature.


#Tips

The zoo is open on Sundays, which makes it a popular weekend attraction, especially when most of the shops and attractions in town are closed on this day.

One can easily spend 3 hours here with children.

5 minutes from the Attica Zoological Park is a large complex with kid games and large stores, that sells toys for very cheap. With younger children you can spend a whole day at both attractions.



A Visit:

https://youtu.be/oxb12kqQytw



The Dolphin Show:

https://youtu.be/EgDP4hkT2Co?t=50s
National Gardens
National Gardens
#About the Green Lung in the Center of Athens

Next to the impressive Parliament building in Athens, which was once a royal palace, the National Gardens are located. These are a place to escape the noise of the city of Athens, the biggest city in Greece.

This is a large green park, with nice gardens and much shade provided by trees. There are flower beds, a small lake, Roman mosaics, and ancient ruins. All these are near artistic sculptures, botanical gardens, and a small animal zoo that is located near the garden.

The National Gardens were planted in 1840, by the Queen Amalia of Oldenburg. She ensured the garden's construction around the royal palace of those days, and they became her royal gardens. Today they are open to the general public, and located near that same palace, that has since been turned into the Greek Parliament building.

With lots of playgrounds, wandering peacocks in the gardens and nice fountains, a visit here is recommended for families with children and travelers. In the nice and shaded gardens are attractions for children, small lakes, fountains and pools, with ducks swimming around, and even a small zoo.

It's possible that lively young people looking for excitement might not find it here in the park, but will be able to rest for a short while, while on their way to see all the extraordinary sites in Athens.



#Tips

Visiting during the night is not recommended, and can be very dangerous.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/1TaGBap4kQs


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/uHLuVQGYw8s
Lycabettus Hill
Lycabettus Hill
#About the Great Viewpoint Hill of Lycabettus

Legend has it that Lycabettus Hill, or "Wolf Hill" gets its name from the fact that in ancient times many wolves lived here. In ancient times there was a temple here in honor of the god Zeus at the top of the hill, the hill rises to the height of 277 meters, is known as the best observation point in Athens.

Lycabettus Hill stands on the high streets surrounding the Kolonaki quarter. The hill area is wooded and has nice hiking trails. You can also visit the beautiful white church of Agios Nikolaos, St. George's Chapel. On the hill there is also an open theater and a restaurant with amazing views.

From here you can also just stand and look out over the entire city. The magnificent panoramic view extends all over the city to the sea. Take the time and try to locate the Acropolis and the Plaka. Try to locate the port of Piraeus and far from the sea, the nearby island Aegina



#Tips

You can get to the top of the hill by the cable car, the cable car ascends from within the mountainside. You will also have to climb a bit with the cable car, and hikers can climb the stairs all the way to the top.

The stairs are not easy to climb, and in summer they are very exposed to the sun. Get a hat and water!


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/SRNoAsvj_9A
Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
#About the Monument for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guard in Athens

The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, in Syntagma Square, is located in front of the Greece House of Parliament, the Hellenic Parliament, and nicknamed 'Vouli.' This is a monument for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that is guarded by the Greek Presidential Guard 24 hours a day.

Like many monuments around the world with the same name, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier built here is to commemorate fallen soldiers in different wars whose bodies were never identified. Like in many of these tombs around the world, in Athens as well, this place is used to hold state memorial ceremonies.

Trying getting here exactly at the beginning of each hour, to the front of the Parliament building, to see the guard, called "Evzones," and changing shifts to the tunes of the marching band. Children really love this, and adults find the ceremony interesting, the soldiers are also in traditions skirts and shoes with pompoms on them, different from any other military uniform in the world.

It is also interesting to see the parade, strict with its steps, of the soldiers. In traditional ceremonial marching, rarely seen, the soldiers swing their legs high and bring them down with a loud thump.

If you can get here on Sundays or national holidays, at 11:00 am you will see the guards change to a unit of the elite unit of infantry soldiers of the Greek army, when the music is played by an army band, it adds a festive feeling to the ceremony, that is conducted by no less than 120 soldiers.



Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea4rhvEZFp4


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