Sunday is always a first-class opportunity for walks with friends and family. If you have children, it’s more likely that Sunday is the day you manage more than the other days to be with them. Fortunately Attica offers all year round places to take a leisurely walk with your family and fill batteries for the next week.
We’re giving you some suggestions that are a guarantee…
Take the mountains
Athens has what we call the mountains next door to us, in Attica. They are ideal for a one-day excursion and exploration. Children, when they come into contact with nature, they rejoice more than anything else. Penteli, Parnitha and Ymittos are the best known and the ones that will definitely offer you the opportunity for a pleasant escape. Explore the small forests, talk about the trees and animals that live there. Organize family hikes on the various paths. Parnitha will definitely be suitable for this. From Ymittos you will have the opportunity in some places to see Athens panoramically. So it’s a good opportunity for a mini geography lesson. If it’s good weather, schedule a picnic. The day will be unforgettable for everyone!
Attica and its parks
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Load the bikes into the car and start for a Sunday full of rides and fun. Many of the parks of Athens and Attica in general are suitable for this. Syngrou Grove is one of them. In an area of hundreds of acres ,young and old enjoy bike rides on Sundays. You will discover countless circular rides and paths in the green and the whole family will enjoy a relaxed bike ride on the beautiful trails. The velodrome in Peristeri Grove is also the ideal place for cycling and its very safe. The same applies to the Goudi Park where you can generally enjoy a nice Sunday walk and a bike ride.
go to a beach
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Especially on sunny days, the sea always calls you. And nothing is better than a Sunday walk to Flisvos Marina. Favorite destination not only of those who live in southern Attica but also of people who come from a little further away for the beauty of the spot. It’s, in fact, like a small independent town with in Paleo Faliro, where you have the ability to do a lot of things and spend all day, from morning to night. If you now prefer the eastern suburbs you can go to Nea Makri and Marathon. And besides the sea to enjoy a walk in the lake. Before you know it, Sunday’s going to be very easy.
Walk in Stavros Niarchos Park
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Since its in operation it has been a favorite Sunday destination for many families and not unfairly. “As if you’re not in Greece” say many who visit it. In a huge area you can walk on the two banks of the canal that is there. Picnic under the trees of the esplanade, you’ll often hear music on your way, and kids playing around. On Sundays you will definitely find some action for children and generally many activities so you can have a pleasant Sunday for young and old.
Whatever you choose for sure is that with good mood and a little organization, especially if you have small children, Sundays in Attica are an opportunity for fun and rest for every taste!
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