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For Families

Families are welcome!!! Kids are welcome with a smile everywhere in Athens. If you’re travelling to Athens with family, here’s the lowdown on the playgrounds, escape rooms and mythology tours that will keep kids of all ages happy.

CHILDREN ACTIVITIES AT PALMYRA BEACH HOTEL

Aimed specifically for our little guests! We have a full and organized entertainment program guaranteed to keep children of all ages happy!

Palmyra Beach Hotel welcomes families with a dedicated kids activities program offering imaginative activities for children of all ages. In a specially designed and equipped place which simulates a nursery school, your children express their creativity.

 

PUBLIC PLAYGROUND IN GLYFADA

A state-of-the-art playground on the beach of Glyfada

Glyfada acquired a brand-new playground for the first time on its coastal front. Specifically, the Municipality of Glyfada completed the construction of a modern, safe and quality playground on the 3rd beach and handed it over to the public. New trees were planted in and around the playground, new lighting fixtures were installed with state-of-the-art LED lamps, while a large boat game dominates the center.

Allou! Fun Park

The biggest amusement park in Greece is just a short distance from Glyfada and is a most beloved entertainment option for all ages with a big variety of rides, games and happenings throughout the year in a beautiful green environment.

Website: www.allou.gr

BALUX CAFÉ – The House project

If you have children, The House Project will become your favourite spot. Equipped with a big playground that offers a wide range of recreational activities, our small friends can play for hours, whilst you and your friends enjoy a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate. Before leaving don’t forget to try out our pastries, freshly baked and always homemade – kids will love them!

Attica Zoological Park

Attica Zoological Park offers its visitors a unique journey to the five continents, through the lives of over 2.000 animals, from 350 species. A self-funded creation, extends to a total area of 20 hectares, hosting more than 2000 animals from 350 different species. It is located in Spata area near Athens International Airport.

 

 

ACTIVITIES WITH FAMILY

Play

Babies and Toddlers

If there’s a toddler in your tribe, you can’t go wrong with the seaside. At Flisvos Marina in Faliro, kids can run wild at Volta fun park. Let them bounce on trampolines, climb on a large toy ship, or ride Baby Karts, while you keep an eye on them from an outdoor café.  
Further along the coast, let the kids loose on one of the sandy beaches that line the Athens Riviera. Sandy Yabanaki in Varkiza is a family favourite, thanks to the cafes that deliver straight to your sunbed and child-friendly restaurants right on the waterfront.

Older Kids

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) is your go-to address for free outdoor family activities. From kayaking and ice skating to kids’ yoga and cooling water jets, this place is heaven for active kids. 
You can’t come to Athens without going to the beach, whatever time of year you visit. For a Greek island vibe, head to Vouliagmeni, Athens’ answer to the Hamptons. The kids can play on the sandy shores and swim in the lagoon-like sea. In summer, they’ll stay glued to the aqua inflatables for hours. 

Learn

Babies and Toddlers

The National Archaeological Museum is full of statues that are much more engaging to the young eye than two-dimensional paintings. If that gets old, head over to the Hellenic Children’s Museum  where tots can choose from activities like construction toys, mini-kitchens or water play. If your child loves to draw, try the Museum of Greek Children’s Art in Plaka, where they can check out their peers’ pictures and create some masterpieces of their own.
Top tip for parents: There’s a lovely courtyard café at the National Archaeological Museum where you can have a coffee while the kids check out the statues and water lilies.

Older Kids

A family visit to the Acropolis Museum is guaranteed to please all ages. Pick up a Family Backpack packed with child-friendly information and interactive games. 
Book a family-friendly tour of the Ancient Agora and immerse them in Athenian history through mythology and creative play. 
Done with ruins? Learn about the universe or watch a cartoon or movie about planet Earth or outer space at the digital Eugenides Planetarium on a massive 360-degree screen. 
Top tip for parents: The Planetarium’s screenings are in Greek, but if you plug in your own earphones, you’ll hear everything in English.

Unwind

Babies and Toddlers

Kids love to ride on the miniature Happy Train from Syntagma Square to Plaka and back. Give tired little feet a rest while you rattle past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium
Pack a picnic and find a shady spot in the National Garden or adjacent Zappeion Park. There’s plenty to keep kids entertained here: a decent playground, a small zoo, and a trampoline and sports fields at Fokianos Sports Park.
For a picturesque stroll—with a high probability of spotting vendors roasting chestnuts and corn on the cob, or performance artists posing as Spartans—head for Dionysiou Areopagitou, one of Athens’ loveliest promenades, right beneath the Acropolis. 
Top tip for parents: Pop your tired toddler in their stroller. Dionysiou Areopagitou’s artful paving lays the perfect path for a nap.

Older Kids

Pick up books about Greek mythology from the gift shop at the Museum of Cycladic Art or the Acropolis Museum. Both have excellent cafés, too. There’s also a secret café on the rooftop of Public, overlooking the Parliament and National Garden; downstairs, you’ll find a great selection of children’s toys and books in various languages. 

Grab your cameras and head to the Museum of Illusions for the funnest selfie spot in the city. Kids of all ages will love everything, from the “rotating room” to the “head on a plate.” There are also optical illusions, puzzles, and lots of mind-boggling paraphernalia to pick up from the store on your way out. 

Prefer to stay seated? Take the Lycabettus Cable Car for the thrill of the ride and the magnificent view across Athens from the top of the hill. Kids will love racing back down through the forested trails on foot.
Top tip for parents: Get a day-pass for the tram and hop on and off at your leisure, exploring the scenic coastline from Palio Faliro to Voula.


 

 

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