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Attica Zoological Park
Attica Zoological Park |

The Attica Zoological Park, a self-funded creation, extends to a total area of 20 hectares, hosting more than 2000 animals from 350 different species.
It opened in May 2000, initially as a Bird Park, hosting the 3rd largest bird collection in the world (1100 birds from 300 different species), farm animals for the younger visitors and 3 very impressive walk-in aviaries – miniatures of the 3 continents – in which visitors can walk and admire the relevant bird fauna and flora.

In April 2001, when the “World of Reptiles” was added to the Attica Zoological Park, constant expansions and additions began including the “Greek Fauna” section, with animals rarely seen in Greece (summer 2002), the “African Savannah” with animals from Africa (February 2003), the monkeys and apes section (June 2003), the completion of the “Big Cats” section and the extension of the African Savannah(December 2004), the “Monkey Forest”, where visitors can be in the same enclosure with the monkeys (early 2005), the “Cheetah Land”, where 4 Cheetahs are kept in a large enclosure which visitors can cross through a special corridor, the chimpanzees and gibbons section (March 2008) and finally the “Arid Lands” section hosting animals such as camels, Somali wild asses, etc. (April 2008). In addition, in May 2010, 2 white male rhinos were added to the Park’s “family” and in June 2010, 4 dolphins and 2 California sea lions became members of AZP’s family.

Why Zoos?

Professionally operated Zoos and Aquaria play a significant role in helping people around the world understand and appreciate wildlife. In the last quarter century animals have become revered in large measure because of the opportunity people have had to experience them in zoological settings like our Park.  Zoos raise and influence environmental awareness amongst the 140 million people who visit EAZA Zoos every year.

For many species, suffering from near-total habitat destruction in the wild,

Zoos may be the only hope for their survival.

As a member of EAZA, our Park applies rigorous codes of ethics and

professional animal husbandry guidelines. We also actively participate in EAZA’s endangered species programs (EEPs and ESBs).

Your visit today makes possible our education, conservation and research programs.



How to get there:

Location: At Yalou – Spata

By Bus: Bus Lane 319 ( From Doukisis Plakentias Station ) every 35′

By car:     

GPS Coordinates: 37°58’46. 05”N
23°54’40.54” E
See here

End of Attiki Odos towards Rafina (from Ymittos ringroad)
Exit 16Ρ of Attiki Odos to Rafina (from Elefsina)
Exit 18 of Attiki Odos to Spata (from the Airport)

From Ymittos Ringroad:
Drive towards Rafina, and at the end of Attiki Odos, turn right at the red light, towards Spata. Drive 1.3 km and turn right at the “Attica Zoological Park” sign.

From Elefsina:
Take exit 16P for Rafina, and at the end of Attiki Odos, turn right at the red light, towards Spata. Drive 1.3 km and turn right at the “Attica Zoological Park” sign.

From the Airport:
Take exit 18, and turn right towards Spata. Follow the road and when you arrive at a small roundabout, continue straight onto Platonos street. At the red light, go straight ahead, pass the local cemetery and after 600 meters turn left at the “Attica Zoological Park” sign.

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