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Antonis Tritsis Wetlands Area, imagine that, a bird sanctuary and wetlands park in the western suburbs of Athens. This sprawling protected land that once was a weekend escape of the Queen has several lakes, great birdwatching and the former royal properties have been turned into a community art gallery, cafe and an organic market.

Wetlands in Greece
The park has playgrounds for the kids and walking, jogging and biking paths for everyone to enjoy. There is even a reptile house for those interested in snakes (this has a fee, the rest of the area is open to the public and is free.)


Ducks a' courting

Getting to the Antoni Tritsis Wetlands – A Secret Pardise near Athens

By car from Attiki Odos:

•Exit 6 (Filis Ave) for Entrance B of the Park (Information Kiosk)
•Exit 7 (Dimokratias Ave) for Entrances A and Γ of the Park (Orientation and Information Center)

From the National Road:

•Exit for Ag.Anargiri, Ilion (Tris Gefyres) for Entrances B, A and Γ of the Park.

Map of the Park (pdf, 7.8MΒ)

By bus:

From Athens to the Park: Entrance Γ (bus stop 1st Polykatikion)
◦A10 (Pl.Bathi – Aharnai)
◦B10 (Pl.Bathi – Aharnai)
◦714 (Pl.Bathi – Parnitha)
◦735 (Stathmos Patisia – Zefuri – Aharnai)

•From the Park to Athens: Entry Β (bus stop 6th Hasias)

◦A12 (Marni – Ano Liosia – Fili)
◦B12 (Marni – Ano Liosia)
◦704 (Metro Station Attiki – Kamatero)

Antonis Tritsis Wetlands Entrance

Download a map of the Tritsis Wetlands.

By Athensguide

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