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Reviewed 1 week ago

Opposite the Hellenic Parliament Building and the monument to the Unknown Soldier is Syntagma Square. There are several cafes, toilets and souvenir shops around the square once you climb down the steps to actually enter the square.

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passed by several times on our way to other Athen's highlights. A bit of green space with a Fountain and a couple cafes. Never thought about actually stopping until we ended up using it as a spot to meet up with friends that happened to...More

Thank theswissmister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very interesting to see the traditional uniforms of the soldiers as they changed the guard, but this was a popular place for tour busses to stop, so there were hordes of tourists there. We got a better view from the top of the...More

Thank katie--LA-CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definately worth a visit , they do it on the hour , ie changing of the guards , we went at 11 am hot but gr8 photos .

Thank ozzycruisers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Syntagma with its huge square is the centre of Athens. There are bus and metro stations to airport and the other places. Walk straight down the ladders you will reach Ermou Street and in a few mins Monastiraki Square. Since there's no shadow it is...More

Thank Volcanos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was at Acropolis Museum this morning and walked to the Parliament building to see the change of guards on the hour... (apparently is happens every hour), it’s really interesting to see how it is done... it was very hot and they are so concentrated...More

Thank Yawen_kuo
Reviewed 9 August 2018

hot in summers but otherwise good to visit in the early morning or afternoon or evening take umbrella and water very informative

Thank smkhanmd
Reviewed 8 August 2018

While in Athens, one must definately watch the changing of the guards (every one hour) TIP: On Sundays at eleven o'clock, you get to see the full ceremony. It is a wonderful experience!

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

It is a must see in Athens. The guards with their traditional clothing. The parliment building and thr square.I would definitely recommend seeing this.

Thank Jackson321
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were lucky enough to witness the changing of the guards in a Sunday morning.There or a lot of guards, with their unique clothes and way of walking. And then, the amazing ceremony on Plateia Syntagmatos...

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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,
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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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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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