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Athens is a great place to come for a small trip or a family vacation.

This area of Attica contains around 650,000 inhabitants.

This destination is the very definition of world-class! You simply cannot spend time here without seeing the Parthenon and Acropolis. You'll also be able to visit Syntagma Square and the Acropolis Museum here.

Two of the most family-friendly attractions here are the Museum of Greek Children's Art and Allou Fun Park.

The Attica Zoological Park is an amazing place to bring your children for an exciting afternoon among local animals. If you're short on time, find the information desk and take a map so you can quickly find the zoo's many highlights.

If you're someone who loves to spin the roulette wheel occasionally, you should consider checking out the Regency Casino Mont Parnes.

At the Diomedes Botanic Garden, you can see an eclectic variety of stunning botanical displays.

When the weather is fine, explore the Athens National Garden, a beloved space where the locals gather to spend time outdoors.

See if you can spot some of the local birdlife with a visit to one of the area's lakes, such as Vouliagmeni Spa Lake or Lake Marathon.

Are you searching for somewhere to unwind? Listen to nothing but the swell of the ocean and the seabirds flying overhead at Kavouri Beach or Voula Beach.

Need to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world? Make your way over to Mount Lycabettus and Koutouki Cave. Lovers of nature will also have an excellent time at Areopagus Hill and Hymettus.

The area's exhibition spaces are jam-packed with fascinating tales and achievements. The Benaki Museum and the Technopolis offer a range of collections that are sure to capture your interest. Also worth considering are the Athens War Museum and the Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments.

Those travelers interested in nautical traditions should organize a visit to the Averof Museum or the Hellenic Maritime Museum.

To expand your knowledge on history's greatest scientific breakthroughs, head over to Athens Planetarium or National Observatory of Athens. It will be a great day of discovery for the whole group.

From the instant you step through the doors, it's plain to see that the collections of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the Byzantine and Christian Museum are the product of obsession. Gazing back from behind the glass, these striking specimens can't help but excite your curiosity. The National Historical Museum and the Kanellopoulos Museum are also not to be missed.

Are you an art aficionado? You'll be spoiled with galleries of all sizes here. Start off your tour of this creative enclave with a visit to the Benaki Islamic Art Museum and the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art. If these leave you feeling energized, wind up the afternoon at the National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Athens National Gallery.

Travel back in time and discover the secrets of the past at the Numismatic Museum of Athens or the Eleftherios Venizelos Museum. Do you like the sound of those? You'll be able to learn even more at the Museum of Traditional Greek Ceramics and the National Bank of Greece Historical Archive.

Roman Agora and the Ancient Agora are certainly worth looking into, even if you're not that into history. More tales from a bygone era await at Hellenic Parliament and the Arch of Hadrian.

The region's spiritual side is on display at the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Erechtheion. If you want to check out more religious sites, keep an eye out for tours at the Temple of Athena Nike and Greek Evangelical Church.

After touring the principle attractions in and around Athens, consider visiting a couple of its lesser-known sights. The National Library of Greece and Flisvos Marina are two good options. Also, contemplate visiting Alimos Marina and Glyfada Marina if you have time.

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Sofitel Athens Airport

Sofitel Athens Airport

Athens International Airport, Spata-Artemida
of 5, from 2,928 reviews
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Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Metropolitan Expo, Factory Outlet Airport and Attica Zoological Park. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet and Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Athens Gate Hotel

Athens Gate Hotel

10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens
of 5, from 2,056 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Temple of Olympian Zeus, Greek Evangelical Church and Arch of Hadrian. Theatre of Dionysus and Choragic Monument of Lysicrates are also within 5 minutes.

Airotel Parthenon

Airotel Parthenon

6 Makri Street, Athens
of 5, from 2,060 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Athens City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Theatre of Dionysus, Acropolis Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Roman Agora and Parthenon are also within 10 minutes.

Divani Caravel

Divani Caravel

2, Vas. Alexandrou Avenue, Athens
of 5, from 648 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Athens National Gallery, Benaki Museum and Panathenaic Stadium. Hellenic Parliament and Syntagma Square are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Grecotel Pallas Athena

Grecotel Pallas Athena

65 Athinas Street and Lycourgou Street, Athens
of 5, from 658 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Athens City Hall, Roman Agora and Ancient Agora. Monastiraki Flea Market and National Archaeological Museum of Athens are also within 15 minutes.

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel

2, Vasileos Georgiou A’ str, Athens
of 5, from 527 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Pallas Theater, Hellenic Parliament and Syntagma Square. Roman Agora and Ancient Agora are also within 15 minutes.

President Hotel

President Hotel

43 Kifissias Avenue, Athens
of 5, from 1,060 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Australian Embassy, Athens Concert Hall and Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium. Mount Lycabettus and Lycabettus Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).

St George Lycabettus Hotel

St George Lycabettus Hotel

Kleomenous 2, Kolonaki, Athens
of 5, from 508 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Byzantine and Christian Museum, Hellenic Parliament and Syntagma Square. Benaki Museum and Panathenaic Stadium are also within 15 minutes.

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