On the last weekend of spring, 30 and 31 May, all children are invited to attend one of the most enjoyable celebrations ever held for their benefit: the children's festival Town For Kids 2, which will take place at Alsos Stratou in Goudi, Athens. Youngsters will be able to play, watch musical, theatrical and dance performances and take part in a variety of educational workshops.
In Athens, the weekend of October 4th and 5th provides kids the opportunity to live a unique experience. Under the title "Town for Kids", a festival full of games, entertaining and educational activities for children takes place at Alsos Stratou at Goudi district.
Hellenic Cosmos, the cultural center of the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW), is a child-oriented museum with exhibition halls that have been transformed into a friendly family area where kids can learn whilst playing with child-friendly multimedia and virtual reality presentations on archaeological, historical, cultural and educational subjects.
Basketball, like soccer, is a very popular sport in Greece. The recent victories of the Greek teams in both European Championships (Soccer 2004 and Basketball 2005) are just one indication. There are many courts in which to shoot some hoops. Soccer fans- why not get a group together and head out to the many mini-soccer fields for a good game of 5 a side?
Well known for its leisure industry, Athens offers you the opportunity to fill your days with relaxation and pleasure. If what you are looking for is fun, try one of the fun parks and enjoy the many activities they offer.
Wild life lovers shouldn’t fail to pay a visit to the Athens Zoo, which hosts amongst others one of the biggest varieties of birds.
The Philopappou Hill is an ideal place if you want to relax. Walk up the hill and enjoy the distinct scents of Athens’ plant life.
The historic centre of Athens, where many of the city’s attractions are, was not designed by our forefathers to entertain 21-century minded children. But there are spots around the Attica region that provide fun for the family and some a bit more adventure for the kids.
The beach is always a destination to enjoy with the family. And the Athens coastline, so close to the centre and easily accessible, offers many choices. Here are a few that offer additional family-friendly options. The Asteras Glyfadas Complex (www.asterascomplex.com) feature giant inflatable trampolines in the water and water polo faciltiies, while the chic Balux Sea Side offers beach bars, music, lounge chairs as well as Asteras Beach Glyfada which offer beach bar, music and lounge chairs.
There are many places to enjoy with the family for a memorable city visit from cool cultural fun to adventure sports and swimming! Listed below are some suggestions of experiencing Athens with the family.