With its plethora of historical and natural sites, family holidays in Athens are always a great idea. The sun-hugged old city with its ancient ruins and remarkable seaside beauty is a charming capital and romantic destination for many.
National Garden of Athens
Take a walk in the National Garden of Athens, which is a sprawling green area in the middle of the city. A quiet haven in the bustling city, the site includes a duck pond, botanical museum and a small café. An escapade to the gardens is one of the romantic things to do in Athens.
Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
New Acropolis Museum
A more compact way of learning about the Acropolis, the museum is themed around the findings from this archaeological treasure trove. With over 4000 exhibits offering an educational and entertaining experience, a visit here is the highlight of many family tours in Athens.
Timing: 8AM to 3.30PM Monday, 8AM to 7.30PM Tuesday to Sunday, 8AM to 9.30PM Friday (Summers), 9AM to 4.30PM Monday to Thursday, 9AM to 9.30PM Friday, 9AM to 7.30PM Weekend (Winters)
Temple of Olympian Zeus
A sight that greets people as they lay eyes on Athens for the first time, the colossal ruins of the temple of Zeus are a landmark of the city and an important stop for connoisseurs of ancient history. A trip to this ancient site is perfect for a family friendly Athens experience.
Timing: 8AM to 7.30PM Summers Daily, 8.30AM to 3PM Winters Daily
A limestone hill which rises from the cityscape, Lycabettus Hill offers panoramic views of Athens from above. Visit the 19th century St. George Chapel on its double peaked summit, which also houses a restaurant. Romantic tours in Athens would include a visit to this quaint and beautiful part of Athens.
Philopappos Hill and Monument
Open at all hours, the Philopappos Hill and Monument is a popular public space that houses the impressive monument and mausoleum of the ancient Greek king, Philopappos. The area is also resplendent in natural wealth, and visitors here can sight many local and migratory species of birds.
With spaces and attractions for wholesome family fun and a great choice of romantic getaways, Athens is a destination for all. Revel in its ancient sites and modern seaside attractions and take in the sights and sounds of this much-loved city