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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.

    Hellenic childrens museum Kids Love Greece

    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.

    Natural history museum Goulandris Kids Love Greece
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    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.

    The Planetarium in Athens
    Photo credit: The Planetarium

    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.

    Zappeion front Athens

    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.

    Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
    Photo credit: Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre – Facebook

    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.

    Mount Lycabettus

    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.

    Lycabetus hill over Athens

    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.

    archelon_rc visit
    Photo credit: 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).

    Astir beach KidsLoveGreece.com

    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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