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National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos)
National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos)

National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) Tours and Activities

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With nearly 40 acres of well-kept gardens, sky-high forests and ancient ruins the National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) offers travelers a natural escape unlike any other. Commissioned by Queen Amalia in 1838, this unique destination is home to more than 500 species of plants and animals and a vast landscape dotted with the busts of Greek poets, gods and political figures.

Travelers can wander the grounds, which offer a scenic escape from the chaos of Athens, and sip hot coffees at the small outdoor café after combing through the Botanical Museum or the garden’s small zoo. Close proximity to the Olympic stadium makes it a perfect stop for those on a tour of Athen's most famous historical sites.

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Athens Electric Bike Tour

Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka, and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.06
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$54.06
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City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Athens bus tour. Travel around by open-top double-decker bus and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Learn about Athens’ history from the onboard audio guide and choose from various routes. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, or other top sights—you set the pace and choose where to explore on foot.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.61
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$23.61

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.08
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$43.08

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historic heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs. Please note admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.11
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$53.11

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints. Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.08
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$43.08

The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

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Skip the long lines at the iconic Acropolis (ticket price not included), discover the Acropolis Museum, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens in just a few hours on this action-packed tour that’s tailor-made for history buffs. Along the way enjoy the single most elegant approach to the Acropolis: a stroll up the pedestrian walkway Dionysiou Areopagitou.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00

Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.11
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$53.11

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Piraeus, witness Athens’ classical highlights on a 4-hour guided shore excursion. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Syntagma Metro Station to see its fascinating archaeological museum, and walk up the pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou past sites including the Herodian Theatre and Mars Hill. At the Acropolis, inspect the Parthenon, the temple that epitomized Athenian power in the 5th century BC, as your guide details its design. Behold the stellar city views from here and enjoy free time to explore Athens independently before your return to Piraeus.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.06
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$92.06

Athens Private City Bike Tour

Athens Private City Bike Tour

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With ancient highlights packed into the compact center, Athens is perfect for exploring by bike, but plentiful hills and busy streets make it a challenge to find a safe, comfortable route through the city. Pedal alongside a private guide on a half-day Athens bike tour that’s designed to skip steep hills, using quiet streets for a leisurely exploration of the Acropolis Hill, Greek and Roman Agora, Panathenaic Stadium, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.72
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$76.72
Price varies by group size

Athens Classic eBike Tour

Athens Classic eBike Tour

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Discover the top sights of Athens with ease on an electric bike tour, led by a local guide. Hop on your electric-powered bike, and make light work of Athens’ attractions following a route that’s mostly traffic-free. Ride around the Acropolis rock and ancient agora, delve into historical Plaka, see the Bath House of the Winds, and more. Stop to savor a traditional Greek coffee, and learn about the sights via the crystal-clear headset commentary from your guide. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.84
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$57.84

Best of Athens City Segway Tour

Best of Athens City Segway Tour

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Enjoy a sightseeing adventure in Athens on the world’s most intuitive electric vehicle. After a quick training session, strap on a helmet—it’s included in the tour price—and cruise to must-see sites like the Acropolis, the Ancient Angora, Panathinaikon stadium, and Mars Hill. Cover more ground than you could on two feet and stop by hidden corners of the city that you won’t read about in a guidebook.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.33
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$100.33

A Segway Journey: Athens Tour From The Ancient Past To The Present

A Segway Journey: Athens Tour From The Ancient Past To The Present

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Experience the city of Athens in a different and fun way: go by Segway. Beat the traffic and take a break from walking as you explore many incredible highlights gliding through the city. Your guide will take you on a journey to discover a city rich in history, mythical stories, philosophy, art, and drama. See the New Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library and many more spots. With less time spent walking, you’ll have more time to visit incredible places in just half a day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.54
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$75.54

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Athens Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Athens Private Tour

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Athens is known for both its ancient sites and its modern masterpieces. Explore the best of Athens on a private day tour. You’ll save time researching highlights by having a guide to shortlist and take you to the best bits. Your day will be enhanced with commentary along the way. Interesting attractions you’ll pass include Monastiraki Square, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Zeus, and Zappeion Hall.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.08
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$92.08
Price varies by group size

Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Admire ancient treasures side-by-side with modern marvels on this full-day sightseeing tour of Athens and Cape Sounion. Visit the famous Acropolis and Temple of Olympic Zeus, plus contemporary Athenian highlights like Panathinaikon Stadium and Parliament House. Savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch, and travel to Cape Sounion in the afternoon for spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched dramatically atop sea cliffs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.05
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$105.05

Athens Sights and Food eBike Tour

Athens Sights and Food eBike Tour

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Explore the best of Athens with very little effort on this electric bike tour. With a local guide, set off by electric-powered bike to discover the Greek capital’s ancient and modern highlights. Cruise by the Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square, see the Panathenaic Stadium, and explore historical Plaka and the ancient ruins beneath the Acropolis. Travel much of the way along traffic-free streets, stop to sample tasty Athenian delicacies, and hear about the sights from your informative guide, via the provided headsets. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.26
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$80.26

Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

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Explore the Acropolis, Athens’ crowning glory, and other historical highlights on this personalized walking tour. With a private guide, see the Greek Parliament House and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square; meander through the charming Plaka neighborhood; and view monuments such as the Zeus Temple. Then, hear about the glories of ancient Athens as you admire its showpiece monuments at the UNESCO-protected Acropolis. Stroll around highlights such as the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, and ogle the breathtaking views from the rock down over Athens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.59
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$200.59
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

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See ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Garden and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.03
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$46.03

Olympic Games Small-Group Workout and Race in Athens
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Olympic Games Small-Group Workout and Race in Athens

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Claim your own moment of Olympic glory during this 2-hour workout session and competition held inside the Panathenaic Stadium. Learn details about how athletes of the past trained, and revisit the events that led to the first ‘modern’ Olympics in 1896. Cap off the trip with a training session in a historic gym and a race held on the main stadium’s hallowed track.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.10
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$66.10

Hills Of Athens Walking Tour

Hills Of Athens Walking Tour

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Hiking isn’t just for the countryside. On this urban walking tour of the Greek capital, you’ll scale some of Athens’ many hills on foot and follow its walking paths, discovering important ancient sights, areas of natural beauty, and impressive vantage points you can’t get to by tour bus. Along the way, you guide shares information on the history, current state, and culture of the city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.25
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$51.25

Athens City by Night Segway Tour

Athens City by Night Segway Tour

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Discover the magic of Athens at night on this Segway tour. After a brief training session, you’ll hit the streets, cruising through Plaka and the Zappion gardens. See monuments like Parliament and the Parthenon lit up at night. This tour includes helmets, reflective vests for safety, and the services of an experienced guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.05
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$105.05

Athens Private 5 hours Walking Tour

Athens Private 5 hours Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in contemporary and ancient history on a private 5-hour sightseeing tour of Athens. Choose a start time that works for you and complimentary transportation takes you from your hotel to the Acropolis Museum. From there, enjoy in depth tours of the Acropolis, Monastiraki, National Gardens, and beyond. Along the way, interact with your guide and ask as many questions as you like. Relax as comfortable transit returns you to your hotel
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.62
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$230.62

Shore Excursion: Athens Sights & Food eBike Tour

Shore Excursion: Athens Sights & Food eBike Tour

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Experience Athens on a fun and affordable half-day e-bike tour. Meet your guide at Solebike, take a quick lesson on how to operate an electric bicycle, and hit the streets. Cruise to landmarks like the Roman Forum, the Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Zeus while listening to an informative local guide through a convenient ear piece.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.87
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$175.87
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Best of Athens in One Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour
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Best of Athens in One Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour

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Athens is a fascinating European capital, but navigating this bustling city can be daunting for first-time visitors. With this tour, enjoy an overview of the city in a single day. Avoid the hassle of following a map and guidebook by visiting with a guide and learn about the history and culture of the city. Visit the Acropolis and its museum, as well as other significant archaeological and historic sites in the city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.57
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$265.57
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Private Athens Electric Bike Half Day Tour

Private Athens Electric Bike Half Day Tour

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Visit your pick of Athens’ most famous historic sites, and get around quickly with a local leading the way on this private, 3-hour guided e-bike tour. Cycle with ease around the ancient sites of the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, letting the bike’s electric motor do the leg work. There’s flexibility to tailor the tour to suit your group - from impromptu coffee stops, to setting alternate routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.18
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$73.18
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What are National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) hours of operation?
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National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) hours of operation: Sunrise to sunset daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) costs USD 5.50. Guided National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) tours start around USD 5.50 per person.
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