The National Gardens or Vassilikos Kipos (Royal Gardens in Greek as it was once in the past known) is a tranquil, green asylum of 15.5 hectares in the middle of the Greek capital. It is found specifically behind the Greek Parliament assembling (The Old Palace) and proceeds to the south to the region where the Zappeion is spotted, crosswise over from the Panathenaiko or Kalimarmaro Olympic Stadium of the 1896 Olympic Games.

The Garden likewise encases some aged vestiges, tambours and Corinthian capitals of segments, mosaics. and so forth. On the south-east there are the busts of Capodistrias, first Governor of Greece and of the extraordinary Philhellene Eynard and on the south side the bust of the observed Greek artists Dionysios Solomos the creator of the Greek National Hymn, and Aristotelis Valaoritis. National Gardens Designed by Amalia, the first Queen of Greece, it is a desert spring in Central Athens.

Henry Miller wrote in 1939 “It stays in my memory like no other park I have known. It is the pith of a recreation center, the thing one feels here and there in taking a gander at a canvas or longing for a place one might want to be in and never finds.”


Today the National Gardens, as they were renamed after the 1974 plebescite to abrogate the government, are interested in the general population from dawn to nightfall and give a serene rest from the middle city. The primary door is on Leoforos Amalias, the road named after the Queen who imagined this park. You can likewise enter the enclosures from one of three different entryways: the focal one, on Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, an alternate on Herodou Atticou Street and the third door associate the National Garden with the Zappeion park territory. In the National Garden you will discover: a duck lake, a little zoo, a Botanical Museum, a little bistro, and a Children’s Library and play area.




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