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Plateia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
+30 21 0325 4708
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found nothing of interest in this place, despite having several Athenians tell me "You have to see Syntagma Square!" Wasted 10 minutes trying to catch a taxi at the taxi stand before realizing that all the drivers in that lane were only using it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as majestic as the royal guard of Buckingham Palace or the Border Police of India-Pakistan Wagah border. Much like the lead back attitude of Scandinavian royal guards. The costume is bit funny and the way to frighten the people who get close is funny...More

Thank Karthick J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This square is in central Athens, and is always very crowded. At one end is the Parliament Building, and it is always interesting to watch the hourly changing of the guard. Round this square are souvenir shops and restaurants. Well worth a visit.

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the main square in Athens. we went on a sunday at 11 where there is the changing of the guard with a parade where the soldiers are wearing official costume. many people gathered to watch

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting show of soldiers. Basically you can see similiar show everywhere, But clothes of soldiers and movements were interesting

Thank Michal H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Syntagma square is the central square of Athens. It is very popular among tourists and locals. Syntagma square is located close to the Royal palace, the Parliament. There is a fountain at the centre of the square. Every hour the change of guard in front...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Syntagma Square is named after the Constitution delivered by the first King of Greece, Otto, in 1843. It was designed to be, together with Omonoia Square, the central point of the modern city. The imposing square is in front of the Old Royal Palace,...More

Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in Athens, great opportunity to see the guards doing their march in front of the parliament buildings. It is also where the tour buses are based. Lots of shopping west of Syntagma on Ermou streets and is short walk to Plaka from...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The square itself isn't very special but we came for the amazing changing of the guard ceremony. These colourful soldiers Stand watch over the tomb of the unknown soldier. They are dressed in traditional costume and every Sunday at around eleven perform a ceremonial changing...More

Thank Ernesto M
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Most people consider Plateia Syntagmatos to be the centre of Athens! The square contains numerous statues, a central fountain, two cafes, entrances to the metro and is also bordered by the Greek Parliament building, meaning it is often the focal point for demonstrations or strikes....More

Thank Nick and Angel S
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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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