The garden of Athens
On a hot day, there is no better way to chill out than to walk along the alleys of the National Garden or enjoy a coffee in the garden of Zappeion. These are situated in the Roman quarters of the city, built in the time of Emperor Hadrian, as attested by the inscription on the gate. The National Garden, home to many different kinds of trees and flowers, dates back to the 19th century in the era of King Othon. Behind the Olympieion one can get a glimpse of the history of modern Greece through the monuments of the city's largest cemetery - in effect an open-air museum.
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