The Diomedous Botanical Gardens

The Diomedous Botanical Gardens

Located in the western suburb of Haidari, the gardens are beautifully ordered and feature numerous exotic flora.

Alexandros Diomedis founded the garden with the University of Athens in the 1950s on land contributed by the Ministry of Agriculture. The design was based on plans by university professor H. Hammerbacher. The gardens opened to the public in 1975.

The Diomidous Botanical Gardens are a unique ecosystem housing both wild and cultivated species (organized by geography and theme). A historical plants section offers up species mentioned in Greek mythology and the Old Testament, such as the laurel dedicated to Apollo (Laurus nobilis), the ivy dedicated to Dionysus (Hedera helix) and the narthex (Ferula communis), the giant fennel stalk in which Prometheus hid fire stolen from Zeus.

Location: 430 Iera Odos, Haidari (8 km from central Athens)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 14.00
Weekend: 10.00 - 15.00

More Information

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