Family Travel: Ice skating … in Athens?

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Anyone who has traveled to a place like Greece with children knows that after awhile visiting archaeological site after archaeological site can sometimes get to be a bit too much for the kids. In the summer months the beach offers an easy escape from rock overload, but what’s a parent to do with the kids in Athens in the winter?

Take them ice skating!

It might come as a surprise, but Athens has several ice rinks:

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Megaro Mousiki

The Athens Concert Hall Ice Arena is located on Vasilisis Sophias Avenue – easily reached by metro (just 2 stops from Syntagma Square) and is open weekdays from 4:00 PM until 11:00 pm, and weekends from 11 :00 AM until 11:00 PM.  Admission is 10€ for unlimited skating and includes skate rental. The rink, located in the Atrium of the concert hall, is open from December to March 2017.

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Athens Heart

The largest permanent ice rink in Greece!  Athens Heart Ice Arena is located at 186 Pireos Street, Tavros. They’re open weekdays from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM and weekends from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM.

 

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Village Shopping and more …

While the indoor Village Mall offers something for everyone this winter – shopping, dining, and movies, and a courtyard ice rink. Your 10€ ticket offers unlimited time on the rink along with skate rental.  The rink is open from October 31, 2016 through the end of March 2017.  Easily accessible with the #21 trolley from Omonia Square. The rink is open weekdays  from 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM and weekedns from 11:00 AM until midnight.

 

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Escape Center

The Escape Center is located in Dimokratias Avenue 67A in Ilion and is easily accessible from Exit 7 of Attiki Odos. The rink is open from November until the end of January 2017, weekdays from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM and weekends from 11:00 AM until 11:00 Pm.

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