Attica Zoological park - entrance ticket

Visit Attica Zoological park, a great fun place covering an area of 20-hectares. The zoo is the largest private zoo of Greece located in the Athens suburbs (Spata).

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Description

The zoo is home to about 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days per year and is the only zoo in Greece, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors of all ages, every year, from all over the country. 

The Attica Zoological Park was initially founded as a bird park in May 2000, hosting the world’s third largest collection of birds (1,100 birds from 300 different species). Striving to combine entertainment with education, it now offers visitors a unique journey to the five continents, through the lives of more than 2000 animals from 290 species, such as lions, Asian elephants, giraffes, monkeys, bears, penguins, parrots, dolphins and many more, in an area of over 20 hectares. 

While zoos are a place for entertainment and relaxation, central to the philosophy of Attica Zoological Park is an effort not only to entertain, but also to educate our visitors. Raising public awareness of the animal kingdom, as well preserving and breeding endangered species - some 30% of the park animals are threatened or threatened by extinction - are among our main objectives. Our pursuit is to be, first and foremost, a place of education and conservation. 

In this context, the Park hosts educational programmes for students and offers guided tours to school groups. Every year, more than 75,000 students from all over Greece visit the park’s facilities, to see up close our 300 species or to take part in the 15 educational programmes specially designed for Greek schools. 

The Park is a member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and of EAMM (European Association of Marine Mammals) and, as such, conforms to strict guidelines regarding animal husbandry, conservation, education and security. 

In cooperation with ΕΑΖΑ, the Attica Zoological Park actively participates in 31 European Endangered Species Programs (EEPs), and 37 species are monitored and checked through a European Studbook (ΕSB). Since early 2004, the Park has been using the Zoological Information Management System (Species360), where all data from ΕΑΖΑ and WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquaria) members are registered. Through this system we have access to valuable information in areas such as breeding, veterinary care and animal behavior. 

It is worth noting that AZP is a bright example of a private initiative, as its growth was based on self-sustained efforts, without any state funding. Future plans include the opening of “Dinosavropolis”, an evolution of species museum with an emphasis on the Age of the Dinosaurs, as well as Okeanopolis”, an aquarium of international stature that will make Attica Zoological Park one of the largest thematic park for the protection of biodiversity.  

Itinerary

Marine Mammals' Educational Programs

01 January 2019 until 30 March 2019

Weekdays: 11:30 | 15:30

Saturdays: 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:30

Sundays & holidays: 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:30

31 March 2019 until 09 June 2019

Weekdays: 12:00 | 17:00

Saturdays: 12:00 | 14:30 | 17:00

Sundays & holidays: 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:30 | 17:30

10 June 2019 until 08 September 2019

Weekdays: 12:00 | 18:00

Saturdays: 12:00 | 14:00 | 18:00

Sundays & holidays: 12:00 | 14:00 | 18:00

09 September 2019 until 26 October 2019

Weekdays: 11:00 | 17:00

Saturdays: 11:00 | 13:00 | 17:00

Sundays & holidays: 11:00 | 13:00 | 17:00

27 October 2019 until 31 December 2019

Weekdays: 11:30 | 15:30

Saturdays: 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:30

Sundays & holidays: 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:30 

Animal Feeding times / Presentations (daily, duration approx 5-15min, free admission)

Bears: 12:00

Lemurs (weekends only): 12:15

Elephants (weekends only): 12:15     

Reptile Presentation (weekends only): 12:45     

Chimpanzees: 13:30

African Penguins: 14:00

Macaos (weekends only): 15:30

Lemurs: 15:45 

Birds of Prey Educational Programme (Duration 20 min / free admission)

Weekdays, except Wednesdays: 14:15 (for schools only 10:30)

Saturdays, Sundays & holidays: 12:00 | 14:15   

*Presentations will be cancelled in case of strong winds or high temperatures

What’s included

  • Entrance fee to the Zoo

What’s excluded

  • Any food/drink/souvenirs/activities within the Zoo

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable footwear is recommended.
  • During Spring/Summer months sunscreen and a hat are recommended.

Important information

  • The Park operates daily from 9:00 am until sunset. The entrance of the park closes one hour before sunset. 
  • On sunny Sundays, between 11.00 am - 14.00 pm the turnout is quite high, so the wait can be up to 30 minutes. 
  • Animals at Attica Zoological Park follow their biological clock so they tend to be more active early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
  • There are 3 shaded picnic areas, as well as benches around the zoo.  
  • Please respect the animals of our Park!!!
  • Do not feed, throw objects or in any way disturb the animals. 
  • Do not run, shout, climb on the fences or violate restricted areas. 
  • For safety reasons, all children under 12 years old should be supervised by an adult throughout their visit, as some animals may be
    dangerous. 
  • The management has the right to expel the violators and has no responsibility in case of an accident due to the violation of the above. 
  • Special Priced Tickets (always with the demonstration of proper ID and proof of validity) 
  • Children under 3 years old have free entry

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Ratings & Reviews

Athens zoo day

   

Everything was nice, the animals full of health and happiness! Clean and tidy, maintained and organized. Enjoyed our visit, also cool that the information boards are both in English and Greek and lots of cool info like their social structures. Cafe excellent as well. Staff in wonderful spirit. Recommended

21 August, 2019 by Sue Bart BR

Big and interesting park

   

We had to kill a day and that was one of the very few options (considering times and locations), in short was quite good....big variety of animals, not far from Athens center where we are, nice to walk around, animals seem happy (considering), not packed with lots of people , in short recommended ..

25 June, 2019 by Taylor Edwards

Quite a big and organized zoo

   

I couldn't believe that such a big zoo could be next to Athens, only drawback is the heat, we would rather do it early in the morning but other than that so many animals to see and gives the impression that are happy in there..safe and family fun , thanks

14 June, 2019 by Michael Evans