Families & kids
With 300 days of sunshine a year, Athens is the ideal city to visit with children. It combines stunning archaeological sites, museums and parks with amazing sandy beaches, just a few kilometres away from the centre.
Enjoy a bicycle ride through a large part of the city’s historic centre, along the promenade, following the pedestrianised route which starts at the Temple of Olympian Zeus and ends in Gazi, via Dionysiou Areopagitou, Apostolou Pavlou and Ermou Streets.
Check out the city’s open spaces where you can enjoy a picnic or head to one of the brand new free playgrounds managed by the City of Athens, which have been refurbished to high standards.
Visit Hellenic Children’s Museum: More of an interactive learning space full of activities that thrill kids, this museum is housed on the ground floor of the landmark Athens Conservatory building and includes a bubble area, a large shopping and kitchen play area, a science room focusing on geometry, the human body and nutrition, an art room, a soft play room for younger children, an experience of life a couple of generations ago, and much more.
Leof. Vasileos Georgiou B, 17-19, Athens (Metro Station: Evangelismos)
Tel+30 210 331 2995
Explore the Museum of Greek Children’s Art: A pioneering museum, one of the very few worldwide that exhibits drawings and three dimensional artworks created by children 5-14 years old. Interactive corners and especially designed educational programmes try to get children acquainted with the artworks through bilingual activities for visitors of all ages.
Kodrou Street, 9, Athens
Tel+210 331 2621 +30 210 331 2750