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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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Colourful Parade

We’d heard so much about the colourful traditional uniforms of the evzones who perform the changing of the guard in front of the Greek Parliament House, we made it our top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We mainly went to see the Evzones in their uniforms (or costumes). We weren't there at the right time to see the guard change but it was still fun to see. We didn't make a special trip, we were going past on our way to somewhere else so stopped for a few minutes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This seemed to have quite a few tourists having photos with ceremonial guards out front that don't move, Tourists line up to stand near he guards who don't smile. It's big and apart from that nothing much to discuss.Worth a 5 minute visit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We’d heard so much about the colourful traditional uniforms of the evzones who perform the changing of the guard in front of the Greek Parliament House, we made it our top priority for Sunday. Thankfully the crowd wasn’t massive and we were able to get good views from the road as the soldiers marched by. We noted precision drill and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The changing of the guard here is unlike others I've seen, with two guards engaging in baffling choreography while a third guy barks commands, then interacts with his buds. Whatever. The best reason to come here is to observe the passionate protestors, listen to shouting arguments between, say, an old fellow and a skateboarder, while the Athenians gathered here completely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

During my recent visit to Greece, I spent 5 days in Athens and visited the city. The Parliament Building is located at the top of Syntagma Square. A stately & majestic building, it is definitely a worth a visit - there is a picturesque event - the changing of the guard that must not be missed. Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Parliament Building is a really unimpressive building. It doesn't really have any architectural merit at all. Its not really worth a visit to see. HOWEVER, you should come here to see the guards at the tomb of the unknown warrier. And the square (Syntagma) is the main square of Athens and is where stuff happens.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have been there in Summer 14, it was in my itineraries to see the changing of guard ceremony. I was amazed to see it, it was more than I have expected. Can be a nice place to invest your evening. Go once at least...

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Gold Coast Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a very large and impressive building. The changing of the guard there is something to see. The changing is at the front of the building, but there are guards around the side of the building as well. Their uniforms are very strange with a short pleated skirt. At the side of the building there is a man who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

the changing of the gaurds is very interesting to watch! A must see on anyones Athens tour! The hop on hop off buses stop out the front of the parliament which means you wont miss it! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The present-day parliament, is a neoclassical three-floor structure designed by Friedrich von Gärtner and was completed in 1843. Originally it was built as a royal palace, but then the palace was used for different purposes, including as a hospital and museum. Only in November 1929, the government by law handed over the building to the parliament. Daily crowds of tourists... More 

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Syntagma
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.