The statues and Zappeion Megaro (Zappeio's key building) take you back in time with some beautiful touches of the history and civilization of Athens.

  • Zappeio
    ©Giorgos Gounezos
  • Zappeio
    ©Giorgos Gounezos
  • Zappeio
    ©Giorgos Gounezos
  • Zappeio
    ©Giorgos Gounezos

Zappeio makes for an ideal family day out, walking around and just relaxing.  Constructed in the 19th century, Zappeion Megaro was the first ever building used for the Olympic games.

In the gardens at Zappeio you can see statues such as the woodworker, the little harvester of D. Filippoti and the satyr of G.Dimitriadi.

The renovated playground will satisfy younger visitors with its variety of activities including a multipurpose play area, climbing frames, a slide, a balance beam, monkey bars and a roundabout. The playground also includes equipment for disabled children.

Families should know

  • There is no canteen at the playground but you can buy a snack from Aigli café which is located quite close
  • Aigli café is quite close to the playground but not close enough so as to sit and keep an eye on your children from there
  • Parking is full during peak hours and certain days e.g. Saturday morning. The best solution is to make use of the metro
  • The toilet at the playground is out of order
  • 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 slide and the monkey bars in the playground
  • Playing with the sand in the playground

Parents will love

  • Wandering among the ancient columns
  • The marble statue of the god Pana at the entrance
  • The shade by the benches in the playground while enjoying your coffee from Aigli

Best season to visit

  • Open during Spring Spring
  • Open during Summer Summer
  • Open during Autumn Autumn
  • Open during Winter Winter
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Open from early in the morning until sunset


Free entrance

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Other parents say...

  • The renovated playground has a variety of games for kids of different ages.

    Kostas P.
  • The green area around the playground is perfect for a pleasant break for kids and parents.

    Maria K.
  • The kids will love the small wooden house that look likes a dwarf house.

    Nikos V.
  • A stroll at Zappeio and the National Garden is really worth it. Take stale bread with you to feed the ducks and pigeons and bring buckets to play in the sandpit at the playground.

    Leonidas D.
  • The area is lacking in shade during the very hot summer days.

    Myrto G.

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