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

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Nice place to stop by during an evening stroll.

I didn't intend to visit the Hellenic Parliament originally, but when I saw guardsmen in dress uniforms doing their paces, I had to stop by. It turns out that there's a changing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JhirschShumba
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't intend to visit the Hellenic Parliament originally, but when I saw guardsmen in dress uniforms doing their paces, I had to stop by. It turns out that there's a changing of the guard every hour. Although this is very cool and interesting to see due to the elaborate costumes of the soldiers, the routine does get a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a tour of Athens, just in time for the changing of the guards, and we were treated to a great ceremony outside the front of the building. The guards were impressive in their uniforms, and the procedure was formal and highly engaging to watch. People then had their photographs taken with the guards afterwards which was nice!

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Sunday morning about half an hour before the official time for the changing of the guard. We chose places on the footpath in front of the forecourt at the red and white tape directly in front of the parliament building. Police were patrolling the area, but no mention was made or indicated of where it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chanced by the changing of the guard ceremony. There must be some deep historical meaning behind the costumes and the choreography. Like something from Monty Python. But all very serious. So can only assume some deep meaning. But hugely entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dab snack in the centre of Athens is this beautiful building . The best thing about the parliament is the changing of the guard . Something to behold . These guys are handpicked tall fit young men . They guard the tomb out the front . It gets quite a crowd but all in all a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guards are just amazing. To stand there for hours in the same spot is just incredible. They are strong and well deserved the roll they were given to protect the Parliament House. It's an amazing experience to watch the guards change and if you are interested in Greek history it's something you have to do!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing where so many decisions are made that effect so many people is mind boggling. I can only imagine what it's like when that square is full of people voting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to see as mentioned , we passed by twice there and watched the soldiers change nothing very spectacular but can watch f you pass by

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is in front of the main square in Athens,Syntagma.In front of the building is the tomb of the Unknown soldier where you can see 2 guards guarding it.Every hour there is a small 3 minute changing of the guards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during the day and there were so many tourists you couldnt see or appreciate the change. We woke early the next day for the change at 0400. We had the square to ourselves. Vey impressive.

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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.
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