Once the summer residence of the Greek royal family, Tatoi Palace is the last bastion of a bygone era, marooned in the wooded foothills of Mount Parnitha.

By Alex King

An unguarded palace: Tatoi Entrance.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Hit the Tatoi trail for relaxed Sunday strolls.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Once a mansion fit for a king.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Time has stood still at Tatoi.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Relics of royalty at the Tatoi cellar.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Explore the lost beauty of Tatoi.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Claim your own private pocket of Tatoi for a picnic.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

How to get there

Nobody's home: an abandoned building of the royal estate.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Cyclists love the urban escape of winding through Tatoi's tree-lined pathways.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis