The National Garden is a public park in Athens, Greece. The park was established in 1838 and covers 38 acres of land. It was commissioned by Queen Amalia and It was designed by the German agronomist Friedrich Schmidt who imported over 500 species of plant but unfortunately, many of the plant species were killed off by the climate. Today, the well-kept park is a popular place in the city, with green areas that are complemented by an array of sculptures and even ancient ruins.
The park is situated close to the Syntagma Square which is a bit of a transport hub with many forms of public transport stopping there. Head for the Syntagma train and metro station, the M2 and M3 metro lines stop at the metro station. The 2, 4, 11, 12, 15, 25, 25, 27, 165, 209, 227 and 790 buses all stop at the square. From the square the park is a couple of minutes walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The park is a public park, it is open daily from sunrise until sunset. The park is free to use.