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Parliament Building (Vouli)

Constitution Square, Athens 10671, Greece
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Ranked #60 of 193 attractions in Athens
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.
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Tucson, Arizona
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298 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Besides the change of the guards, this building is just massive and not photogenic at all. The plaza in front, Syntagma, doesn't have cafés nor charm of any kind, so this part can be missed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My hotel is right beside the Parliament. There was a ceremony during our stay which takes place every Sunday morning.

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madison, wi
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52 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you have an extra few minutes, watching the Changing of the Guard is very moving. You can have your picture taken with the Evzons guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier when they are done. This is a very serious thing to see.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Definately worth a look at this impressive building and the changing of the guard in there quaint Greek skirted uniforms. I was unusually impressed by this building mainly because it was more than I expected. Put it on your to see list if you visit this lovely city.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our driver suggested that we stop to see the changing of the guard and we were very pleased that we did! It only takes about ten minutes to watch the whole thing, you can take pictures and videos as they bring in the replacement guards. On Sunday morning we happen to catch a parade of guards with music!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Every time I visit Athens I make it a point to take friends to see the changing of the guard protecting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at the Parliament Building. Much like the guards at Buckingham Palace...these guys stand at attention for one hour and don't flinch. Tourists take photos standing next to them...and that's OK for a photo... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Treat yourself to watching the changing of the gaurd in Syntogma Square. The " Erzones" are tall ( must be over 6'1) soldiers drawn from Hellenic army to guard the tomb of the unknown soldier 24 hours a day. The Grand change of guards is Sunday at 11 but the daily 11 change is worth seeing. The guards were fustanella... More

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The parliament building iconic watch the famous changing of the guard, this may be the only reason to visit to this nondescript building . Very beautiful and spectacular folklore and the clothes of the guards who perform a sort of dance as they perform the changing of the guard . This building is located just outside the Syntagma Metro Station... More

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cheshire
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Nice to see if you are passing,hop on/hop off bus stop outside so easy to get to on this mode of transport missed changing of the guard but have a look at the guards in their boxes!

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Lima, Peru
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128 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The building offers nothing much to see, but the change of the guard is really interesting and unique to watch.

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