Parks of Attica. Thinking of something better? With the appearance of autumn weather clearly declaring “present”, it is now at least the right time to take walks in the parks and groves of the city, where you will be able to enjoy not only nature but also the picnic basket. Let’s look at five alternatives for where you can admire greenery in the capital, as you spread your tablecloth for lunch. Or, if you see it differently, walk, exercise and of course ride a bike.
Attica Parks: Small green urban oases
Attica parks: Tritsi Park, ILION
With a name that refers to the old mayor of Athens Antonis Tritsis, the homonymous park certainly It enchants you with its surroundings. It extends to about 1,000 acres and the length of three municipalities Ilion, AgioiAnargyronand Kamateros, As you cross it you will see a verdant vegetation consisting of olive trees, almond trees, and even cypress trees that will fill your eyes with all shades of green. An abundance of birds has made this park her home with their presence guaranteeingthat it will fascinate you with every meeting. Throughout the park you will have the opportunity to admire a multitude ofartificial lakes and streams with running waters, while crossing the wooden bridges that connect them, you will be mentally transported to a completely fairytale setting.
Choose Lake Naiada, the largest in the park to see ducks walking in its waters, while you can enjoy your picnic under the shade of the pine trees in the forest just a breath away. Continue walking or cycling to the Greek reptile center and the chapel of Prophet Elias, where you will end your excursion gazing at an immersive panoramic view of the park.
Attica parks: Stavros Niarchos Park, FALIRO
The park of the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center is another wonderful alternative to find yourself in its landscape. In its more than 200 acres area, you will see bloom a wide variety of plants and trees, whose presence offers a different shade to the canvas of the park, which migratory birds have begun to use as their station.
Drive to the so-called “clearing” where all roads are adjacent to olive trees and herbs Creating a now idyllic setting, where you can enjoy your picnic and the alternations of light after your bike ride, in one of the few green lungs that our city has to be proud of.
Attica Parks: National Garden, ATHENS CENTER
The National Garden is literally a green oasis situated in the center of Athens. Once known as Amalia’s Garden, thanks to King Otto’s wife, it owes its existence to her who envisioned the creation of a botanical garden of scientific interest. It has a plethora of various trees, shrubs, and plants, which have reached its environment from all corners of the world, and six lakes, in the waters of which you will see sweet ducks playing.
Apart from its verdant environment, however, the national garden has other places to show in its area that are worth stopping to look at. The sundial that shows you the time depending on the position of the sun, the children’s library with the fairy tale room and the nursery, and the first sample greenhouse in the territory are just some of the stops that will make your walk even more interesting.
So take advantage of this beautiful landscape to lay your towel and have lunch after taking a walk in the place and why not exercise, you have room from sunrise to sunset that remains open to decide and head to one of its seven entrances.
Attica parks: Veikos Grove, GALATSI
The Veikou grove in the area of Galatsi is one of the most popular destinations to fully enjoy the view of the green on your walk, since in its nearby three hundred acres you will see plenty of trees and grass thriving. Its name refers to the homonymous fighter of 1821 Lambros Veikos, to whom the verdant area belonged.
Along the vast size of the grove, You can find various areas to exercise from basketball courts to outdoor equipment, but also plenty of kiosks to relax with a book. The densely plantedVeikou is one of those places where you should experience a picnic on its grounds for once, not only because of its beauty but also its close distance, while at the same time, you will admire the wonderful view provided by its higher paths.
Attica Parks: Eleftherias Park, ATHENS CENTER
The Eleftherias (Freedom in Greek) Park is a real green oasis near the Athens Concert Hall. Right in its heart you will find standing the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, while right behind it you will find the four buildings made of stone that carry on their backs a heavy history. Climb the hills from grass to see in front of you stretches Hymettus and Lycabettus and see the hustle and bustle of the avenue moving away, Spread mats and towels and enjoy a picnic that, although it is literally next to you, will help you discharge and relax, but most importantly to unite with nature.
The green of the parks is the required breath of freshness for those of us who live in the gray of the city, do not miss the opportunity to inhale it strongly.