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Platia Syntagmatos

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Address: Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Changing of the Guards is awesome. Good place to hang out, it is kinda simple compared to other "centers" I visited.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Changing of the guard at the palace is a true spectacle. Very authentic. That if there it isn't any demonstration in Syntagma Square, which is quite rare in Athens

Thank Calina N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Changing of the Guards is awesome. Good place to hang out, it is kinda simple compared to other "centers" I visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Platia Syntagmos mostly features the changing of the guard and the Syntagma Square. The changing of the guard is a sight to see.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Syntagma square is easily reached through the metro station. Its is a meeting point, gathering many luxurious 5 star hotels. The parliament of Greeks is located there, together with the Monument to the Unknown soldier. One may find interest the traditional guard of the monument called "Tsolias". These guards are not allowed to talk or interact with the public... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from being the focal place for all recent demonstrations, Syntagma square (platia Syntagmatos) is a must see for anybody visiting Athens.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alwayes amazing sittizng there and thinking about the Greek history. Metro station wery useful that you can goo arround city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Syntagma square, nice area to visit, center of the city, walking distance to National garden and you can continue to Panathenaic Stadium, Close by nice shops, restaurants, other monuments. Located opposite the Greek Parliament Building. You can watch the changing of the guards. This is the gathering place of people of Athens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The momument of the unknown soldier of Marathon. He bring the news of victory from Marathon in Athens and die after 42km of run..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good time to visit when guards changing... Good for taking pictures... Worth a visit Good area for tourist with lot of restaurants and shopping place...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Located near plaka area and monastiraki and near the ermou street very famous of its lots of brand shops Few cafe bars around the area with very good prices. Opposite The government building is a nice square where sometimes you can enjoy teenagers doing street skating and sing.

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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, 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.
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