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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.
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
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
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
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
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...
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,
bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.