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Address: | Syntagma Square, Athens 10671, Greece
Phone Number: +30 21 0370 7000

A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.

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Viewing a very interesting 'changing of the guards'

We arrived a short time prior to the ceremony of the 'changing of the guards'. How the guards changed and their marching steps made the spectacle, at least for me, something... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived a short time prior to the ceremony of the 'changing of the guards'. How the guards changed and their marching steps made the spectacle, at least for me, something quite different and unique. This is a must see in Athens!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

To review Syntagma Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and The Changing of the Guard is to, truly, review one experience. Best viewed at night, this world class and regal guard change is in the top ten for me in Athens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When one is in Athens as tourist, Hellenic Parliament can not be missed. Its at the centre of city and can be access visa Syntagma station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accidentally ran into this area and it was a nice place. Busy area with lots of traffics and movement. Must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We contacted the parliament months earlier and were given the opportunity to visit this former Royal Palace. There are a number of possibilities to visit. When in session you can be a guest. And certain times visitors are welcomed for a tour. Just check the website and contact them. The presidential guards, by the way, move in between their quarters... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about the Hellenic Parliament via the hop-on bus tour and decided to hop off here. The building is magnificent, and the ceremonial guards don't even twitch when you stand next to them for a photo op. A monument honoring soldiers is centered on the front barrier wall, but none of the engraving is translated into English, so I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Change of guards is a must watch. The energy at Syntagma Square cannot be missed. We started our 10K wind for the Athens Marathon here and went back at least 3-4 times for sight-seeing, shopping etc.

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

famous among locals and visitors. once was a royal palace is now seating the greek parliament. Located at the syntagma square, u cannot miss this one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the hill above Syntagma Square, this is a beautiful historic building close to other important sites (University, Library etc.). We visited in mid November and the weather was warm and sunny. The building is in typical Greek palatial style although more modern than some of the surrounding places. We witnessed the daily ceremonial changing of the guard, which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is really near from the centre of Athens. There is really nice square with fountain (color lights during the night).

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Staying in Syntagma

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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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