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Plateia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Syntagma square is essential when in Athens. I think every hour there is a change of guards and the process is very cool to watch. Just make sure that when you go to take photos with the guards not to move up the few steps...More

Thank Bill_Ali95
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place for a tourist to explore, you get to see their parliament and the unknown soldiers tomb. Being from Ottawa and going to a foreign country it is interesting to see the difference in what they do for it.

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch the changing of the guards on a sunday to witness a more elaborate ceremony. It starts at 11am but be sure to be here at least by 10 so you can ositon yourself before the crowds, otherwise you won’t see much and won’t appreciate...More

Thank Skathart
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day by the Evzones, elite members of the Presidential Guard. Interesting to note there is a minimum height requirement of 6’1”. The distinctive uniform which includes a kilt evolved from the clothes worn by...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the changing of the guard at noon, not sure how often it occurs. There was a bit of a crowd but we were able to get fairly close and get some decent photos of this interesting experience.

Thank DianeRoanoke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking in the very heart of Athens you will get to the Syntagma -Constitution square . This area was the location the Greeks after the revolution against the Turks claimed demonstrated and demanded a Constitution and eventually the King then was obliged to accept the...More

Thank AnastasiaGhighis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just a couple of soldiers marching up and down during the changing of the garud. they wear the traditional clothing of the solders in the past funny uniform.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Plateia Syntagmatos was originally just a big yard in front of the new Royal Palace. In 1843, a big protest took place here, demanding for a "syntagma" or constitution. Therefore, this square was originally known as "Constitution Square" but nowadays, people are calling it...More

Thank Snowbell23514
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a main a metro station, a central fountain and the parliament building , Syntagma square is a must. Every hour of the day, there is a change of guard at the Tomb of the unknown soldier. This is spectacular in the way the guards...More

1  Thank DocRah6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The square itself is not big, but looking very nice. When you go up the stairs from the square you will see the Parliament building and the guards. The changing of the guards happens on every full hour so make sure to check it out.

Thank nix418
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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
...More
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Flossie B
8 May 2017|
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Response from SergeySIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
A long procession takes place every Sunday at 11 am in Syntagma Square near the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Collins M
19 February 2017|
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Response from FancyFree55 | Reviewed this property |
The changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour. The grand changing ceremony is every Sunday morning at 11:00, and on national holidays.
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Jennifer R
22 November 2016|
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Response from Leo D | Reviewed this property |
Soldiers don't have days off! they will change the guards no matter what and the parade goes with it.
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