Playground at Georgiadis park

The playground within Georgiadis park, is one of the most popular choices for locals who look for some relaxation while their kids are playing.

  • Playground at Georgiadis park
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Furthermore, the specific park is the largest green area – 17 acres in total – within the city of Heraklion, a city unfortunately not that famous for its trees and greenery.

You need to be prepared not to have high expectations. When we talk about a park, you need to forget the parks you are used to in other European cities that are huge and full of green.

However, Georgiadis park has been transformed during the last years into a small urban oasis. The canteen within the park is really popular to local families. Kids can play, run around and bike while parents can enjoy a “green” escape so close to the city centre.

Families should know

  • The playground is a bit far from the café. You need to constantly supervise your kids when at the playground, especially if they are toddlers
  • During weekends the place gets crowded
  • The slide is quite steep for toddlers
  • Within the park, there are quite a lot stray dogs
  • The public toilets are relatively clean since a lady is responsible for keeping them clean However, tipping is obligatory. Alternatively, you can use the toilets of the café
  • There is no changing mat at the public toilets
  • No parking. Parking is relatively hard in the area, especially during the morning hours
  • Rent high quality baby & toddler equipment such as car seats, strollers, baby carriers, trikes through our partner My Baby in Greece for relaxing walks with your baby at zoos, parks or playgrounds in Greece

Kids will love

  • The exotic birds that have found refuge at the trees of the park
  • The carefree game

Parents will love

  • The relaxing café in the park
  • The shade of the trees and the dew

Best season to visit

  • Open during Spring Spring
  • Open during Summer Summer
  • Open during Autumn Autumn
  • Open during Winter Winter
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Other parents say...

  • If you happen to come across the open market of biological products, do not hesitate to buy seasonal vegetables and frutis. They are really fresh and tasty.

    Rena T.
  • The best place – full of green and next to the centre – for a coffee and relaxation.

    Vassilis P.
  • An alternative to the trendy coffeeplaces of the centre. A refreshing place, with young faces, nice music and reasonable pricing.

    Ntina E.
  • Ideal place for the very hot days, as it offers dew and shade even during the day, while the price of beer is very reasonable (just 3 € for the large glass of the draft beer).

    Eirini T.

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