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:

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.

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.


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.


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.