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 Top Picks for family-friendly city gems

Prepare to leave for a family vacation to Athens? Let us unfold customized experiences full of kid-friendly activities and make this city fit for your small people. 

Here’s your guide to the best family-like places in Athens. 

Seaside Joys at Flisvos Marina

For a day filled with laughter and play, head to Flisvos Marina in Faliro. Let your little ones run wild at Volta Fun Park, where trampolines, a toy ship climb, and Baby Karts promise endless entertainment, or pick a bike together and tour the place. 

source: Flisvos Marina

While they have a blast, relax at an outdoor café and soak in the beautiful seaside views. Later, take a walk by the sea all together while sipping warm tea/coffee or having a traditional sweet on the go. 

Tip: Beat the weekend crowds by heading out early during the week and opt for a day-pass for the tram to explore the scenic coastline at your leisure.  

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) Strolls

Discover a haven for active kids at SNFCC, offering free outdoor family activities like kayaking, ice skating, and cooling water jets. It’s a paradise for youngsters seeking adventure and fun.

Source: SNFCC

Tip: Take advantage of the free shuttle bus from Syntagma Square to SNFCC for a stress-free family outing.

Museums Galore

Get your family into Athens’ rich history at the National Archaeological Museum and Hellenic Children’s Museum. Opt for the Museum of Greek Children’s Art in Plaka for a creative experience.

Source: National Archaeological Museum

Tip: Enjoy a coffee break at the National Archaeological Museum’s courtyard café while your kids explore.

Acropolis Adventures

Make the Acropolis Museum a must-visit, equipped with a Family Backpack for interactive games and child-friendly information. Next, book a family-friendly tour of the Ancient Agora to combine history with creative play. 

source: Acropolis Museum

Tip: Pick up books about Greek mythology or artistic creations (bookmarks and others) from the gift shop. 

Fun Park Getaway 

Have a blast at Allou! Fun Park, Greece’s biggest amusement place! It’s the go-to spot for all ages, packed with rides, games, and year-round events, ensuring non-stop fun and tasty treats. Access from downtown Athens is a breeze – just hop on a taxi, cruise in your car, or enjoy a quirky ride via public transport. Just set for a day of family joy, adrenaline boost and good vibes! 

Zoo Step to Adventure 

Have a glimpse into Europe’s Premier Zoo Adventure, Attica Zoo! Explore vast enclosures, meet 2000+ animals, and wander through magnificent and cute creatures. With a restaurant, picnic area, playground, and gift shop – it’s your extra  ticket to wild family fun! 

Green spaces and Promenades

Find a perfect sitting spot in the National Garden or adjacent Zappeion Park. Dionysiou Areopagitou offers a picturesque stroll, ideal for spotting street performers, listening to their music covers and enjoying a nap-worthy path. 

Lycabettus Cable Car Thrill

Take a thrilling ride on the Lycabettus Cable Car for a magnificent view across Athens. Kids will love racing back down through the forested trails on foot. 

Now, you have a map of what to do when you reach Athens – no need to worry which places are family friendly. We have your back always!

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