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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plateia Syntagmatos or Syntagma Square is right on a very busy boulevard in the heart of Athens. There are two guards in pill boxes guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier and the Parliament building. On the hour, the guards are changed and on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice square, one end is the parliament and the tomb of the unknown soldier, walk through to the shops and restaurants at the other end, lovely coffee shop, fountain in the middle and running water cascade at one side, sit and watch the different musicians...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Essy56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plateia Syntagmatos/Syntagma square is just in front of the Greek Parliament. Nice square for relaxing and have so drinks ion the nearby cafes. Popular for Greeks on strike!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greek soldiers highest honor so its an honor to watch it; well performed and nicely outfitted uniforms

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

The city center of Athens, not a big square. The good thing here is that you hace access to the metro stations to take the underground and visit other locations of the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 773yangy
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Regardless of governments and politicians, this is truly the temple of Greek Democracy. The Parliament's architecture resembles so much the ancient structures. And the Change of the Guards taking place every single hour right in front of it is literally a spectacle. It's like a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elias P
Reviewed 14 December 2018

This is the largest public square in Athens and it has free public wi-fi. It’s a main transportation hub with the blue and red subway lines intersecting at Syntagma Station under the square. The Parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 5 December 2018

So much of modern day Athens begins or ends here or it located here: the Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Gardens, many embassys are nearby, the Hotel Grande Bretagne, buses to the airport, Ermou Street (tons of shops and restaurants), etc. Do not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

This is known as the city center, with lots going on all around. Many luxury hotels, the parliament, tomb of the unknown, fast food restaurants, etc. the trees in the square were covered in lights when we were there and were a sight to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Reagan10
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Syntagma Square is surrounded by restaurants & high end hotels but on one side the Parliament & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located. The National Garden is nearby. It is worthwhile to stop by and see the changing of the guard at the Tome...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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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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21 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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