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Parliament Building (Vouli)

Address: Constitution Square, Athens 10671, Greece
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Ranked #83 of 309 things to do in Athens
Type: Government buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.
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Type: Government buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.

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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Beautiful parliament building with guards standing in front of it and changing every 1 or 2 hours which is very interesting to watch for tourists. Syntagma is a must visit while in Athens.

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Van Anda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Another easy photo opp, even from the hop on hop off busses for the stand still picture. We got off and watch the end of the changing of the guard (apparently every hour on the hour). As the crowds thinned, we got the stand beside the still guard picture. Their colourful costumes are so peculiar they make it well worthwhile.... More 

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Colnbrook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It's worth the visit when in central Athens. Fascinating as to how they change the guard. The funny walk and costumes must be seen and a photo with them will be a keeps sake!!

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Caldwell, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It is unique the changing of the guards here. The parliament is nothing special. The guards costume were very nice. It has a nice character. It only takes place every sunday at 10.45am. So it can be crowded. Come early to see it.

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