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Address: Constitution Square, Athens 10671, Greece
Description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.

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Should watch guard shift change

When I walked around athens... Luckily I can watched guard shift change... And we can take pictures just side of the guards but please don't touch him.. It's not allowed to touch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Yudha R
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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The building itself isn't particularly striking or ornate, but was fortunate to be there for the Changing of the Guard which was quite impressive. Other than that, it's definitely not anything special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When I walked around athens... Luckily I can watched guard shift change... And we can take pictures just side of the guards but please don't touch him.. It's not allowed to touch the guard. A lot of people come here just to see guard shift change

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went to the parliament building, mainly to see the changing of the guards. Nice in their traditional uniforms and the funny shoes. But very disciplined indeed. So worth seeing!

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Carefree, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A centrally located building. Had it not been for the guards, one might walk right past the building. The changing of the guards occurs on an hourly basis. Stay for this as it is much fanfare, high stepping and foot shuffling. It takes about 15 min and then one can walk around to the designer shops, fancy hotels and eateries.

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While walking around Athens city, we have stopped by Parliment Building and watched the changing of the guards on this occasion.We have also seen the people gathering in this area to make some protest activity.İt is very nice spot to see.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I'd expect the Parliament of Greece to look a bit more impressive than that. The Parliament is located in a palace next to Syntagma square. While the building itself is not that impressive, the hilarious guards offer a comic relief to the numerous tourists.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Already I read about the changing of guards, actually to see the ceremonial event only I visited the parliament building. But when I reach the building only I realised the ancient beauty of the building and it contain the famous tomb of unknown soldier. The Guards from presidential guards evzones protecting round the clock, changing every other hours. These guards... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our Athenian adventure began with a round-up of the city’s main sights by coach, including the changing of the guard at the Parliament Building at Syntagma Square in Athens. We felt that it was a fun bit of pageantry worth watching. While not as dramatic as that "other" Changing of the Guard in London, England, it was fun to watch... More 

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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not much to see here. It's the old Palace, now the Greek Parliament. Interesting building facade, nothing else to see, beside the Presidential Guards with their tights and mini skirts ...

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American in Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was able to see the Parliament building from the roof of my hotel and it looks most appealing around dusk or lit up in the evening. Ans it's always fun to catch the changing of the guard while in the vicinity.

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