9+1 kid-friendly places to visit with no guide in Athens
Athens has so many things to do with the kids and here is the list of the activities you can visit with no guide.
Hellenic Children’s Museum
This museum is dedicated to kids and helps them learn in a fun way about how the world functions. For instance, they can create structures with building materials, learn about the concepts of supply and demand in the marketplace, or even experiment with food ingredients in the kitchen. For more information, Hellenic Children’s Museum.
Goulandris Natural History Museum
This museum will definitely impress children of all ages. Life-sized replicas of animals and interesting plant species will help your little fellows understand more about how our ecosystem works. There is also an interesting exhibition at Gaia Centre which provides information about the way our planet works and the role of the human race. We don’t want to spoil the surprise but for more information, Goulandris Natural History Museum.
The Planetarium – Eugenides Foundation
This attraction is definitely not to be missed. First of all, both young and older kids will simply love the huge domed screen and the auditorium. Secondly, this is a great opportunity to familiarize your little ones with complex concepts in a fun and interactive way. For more information, The Planetarium – Eugenides Foundation.
Zappeio – National Garden
This urban oasis in the centre of Athens – literally next to Syntagma Square – is perfect for kids. They can run around and play in the two playgrounds, interact with the animals at the mini zoo – and of course feed the ducks at the lake. You can admire the amazing statues such as the woodworker, the little harvester and the satyr. For more information on Zappeion and National Garden.
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
This is an interesting way to learn about Greek history through virtual tours and performances. You will travel back in time and visit interesting and places and monuments that no longer exist. If this sounds like a good idea then, get more information about Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center.
Attica Zoo Park
Why not spend a day at this beautiful zoo? Fall in love with the playful goats at the petting farm, flirt with the romantic pink flamingos and tease the lazy brown bear. Make sure you pick up a map to guide you around the park as it is huge, housing more than 350 animal species of which half are on the endangered list. For more information, Attica Zoo Park.
This is an activity that both youngsters and adults will enjoy. The hill of Lycabettus stands next to the popular area of Kolonaki and is famous for its breathtaking views. Little fellows will be excited at the prospect of a ride in the mini cable car which takes you to the top of the hill. Learn more about Mount Lycabettus.
Archelon – The Sea Turtle Protection Society
An alternative activity in Athens is to visit the Sea Turtle Protection Society where your little fellows will love to see turtles of all sizes and at the same time learn about the marine biology of turtles, their feeding habits and reproduction patterns. They will meet the famous Caretta Caretta! Interested to learn more? Archelon.
A day at the beach with the family
Athenian beaches can be equally as beautiful as the ones you see on postcards from the islands. Importantly, we can give you advice on which beaches are kid-friendly and worth a visit. Read about all the family friendly beaches in Athens (or near Athens).
There are many more activities to do in Athens with guides and we are here to help. Just let us know your preferences and we will find the right activity for you!
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