Despite being known for its “ancient” history, Athens will not only interest those who have a fetish for the old and the past; it too will entertain even the kids and kids at heart. The top Athens attractions are not just breathtaking in the eye of the expert; they are also mesmerizing and enjoyable even to the little ones.
The National Gardens for one, which is located off the Syntagma Square, features a playground, a small zoo, and several duck ponds that are ideal for the kids to play in. You can also drop the kids in the Children’s Library for a fun learning experience with them – don’t worry, there are many books and learning materials in English!
If the small zoo in the National Gardens is not enough for you and your kids, you can head off to Attica Zoological Park. This privately-owned zoo is home to over 2000 birds from 320 species and a butterfly garden. The zoo is open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm, with admission of 8€ for adults and 4€ for the kids. You can also bring your kids at the Dexamini Square for them to run and play around. The square’s small playground and cafes will make it easy for both you and the kids.
To give your kids a sense of thrill and adventure (of course in a child-friendly way), you can take them on a cable-car ride up Mount Likavitos. During summer, rides happen every 20 minutes for a round-trip fare of 6€. From the ride, you and the little ones can have a good ice cream at the cafe located in the area.
Children who are interested in the arts can have a great time at the Museum of Greek Children’s Art. Here, several workshops and special activities are being held for the kids, however, most of these are in Greek so it would not be that fun for kids who only speak English. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday with an admission fee of 2€. Athens’ Children’s Museum will also interest the kids with their workshops, which include chocolate-making; the Karaghiozis Puppet Shows, with their shadow theater, will entertain the kids as well.
Traveling with the kids has never been this fun, exciting and interesting! Athens for kids will prove that the city is not just for the history buffs. So whether you are in the city for only a weekend, or are for a week in Athens, there’s just a lot that you and the little ones can experience.