Pedion tou Areos in Athens: Pedion tou Areos is one of the largest parks in Athens. It can be spotted near the center of the capital, within walking distance from the neighborhoods of Kipseli, Exarchia and Omonia! It is a popular spot for a good walk or a family visit during the weekends, given its dense vegetation, large squares, cyclic pathways, and available sitting areas!
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Shaped into a park in 1934, this park is widely known for hosting a large central statue dedicated to Athena, the ancient goddess of wisdom, and a statue of the horseback King Constantine the First! On top of that, it also boasts the Avenue of Heroes in order to commemorate important figures of the Greek War of Independence, including the statues of Theodoros Kolokotronis, Athanasios Diakos, Markos Botsaris, Manto Mavrogenous, Kitsos Tzavelas, and the stunning monument of Alexandros Ypsilantis.
Furthermore, this park is a place of public workout, since by taking a walk through its amenities, one will spot a gym and training facilities, yoga classes, and groups having an intense workout session! In addition, the park houses the open-air Alsos theater, the Aliki cinema, the Gardenia refreshment spot, and Protomagia Square, a place that hosts plenty of fun events, outdoor parties, and bazaars with handmade items! Moreover, two church buildings on-site also make the park worth a visit, namely the Church of the Archangels Taxiarches and the Church of Saint Charalampos.
Tip: We advise visitors to visit Pedion tou Areos during the daytime; it is safe as hundreds of people take a stroll.
However, please be careful late at night, as crime incidents have been reported. If the park is on your way, it is best to go by the main illuminated streets.
How to get there
There are many ways to reach Pedion tou Areos from any location in Athens.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.
Car rental: There is the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Pedion tou Areos and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
On foot: As the Academy is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square in approximately 30 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro station is Victoria (Green Line). Note that in order to reach Pedion tou Areos from the metro, a 3-minute walk is needed. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Pedion Areos". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.