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Siggrou family estate

Siggrou family estate

There is a forest at the outskirts of Athens that few know and even fewer visit. The forest of Siggrou family Estate. It was in response to a bike ride, organized by the Secretariat for Youth, that I visited the site initially.

And as I was crossing the nature trails on my bike, I was wondering why it has been too deserted. Very few strollers with their children, puppies or their bikes, despite being weekend time. It takes me by surprise to this city’s inhabitants whining over the lack of greenness but failing to habitually top off the estate.

Anyway, the forest in hand is a true paradise that is only half an hour from the city center (whenever Kifissias Avenue is not congested). It has a main entrance opposite to KAT Hospital and access is available by any of the buses crossing the Avenue heading to Kifissia.

Property is within the urban fabric of Maroussi and Kifissia and occupies 950 acres, covered mainly by pine trees, almond trees and cultivated plants (eg vines).

A donation of Iphigenia Siggrou in the then Agricultural Society of Athens (1926) for farmers and gardeners’ education purposes, is administered nowadays by the Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

Information on admission hours: contact municipality of Maroussi (www.maroussi.gr).

Have a great time!

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