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I happened across the changing of the guard here on my way elsewhere and just by coincidence arrived at the perfect time. One of the most unusual things I have ever seen on my travels! To say it is a simple military ceremony doesn’t quite...More
I first visited it on my first day in Athens, going via the National Garden. Took pictures of the statues located at its both sides and briefly visited its inside. Failed to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and watch the changing of the...More
Greek Parliament is located in front of Syntagma square and next to the National garden.
The most famous aspect is the changing of the guards by the Evzones in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The day began with a tour of the Greek Parliament and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We waited for the changing, which happens every hour. For some reason on the day we visited the ceremony was abbreviated. I...More
It is old building in the center of Athens, at Syntagma square. In front of the parliament there are 2 special soldiers in national costumes who guard the building. They can not move during that process (their shift). Must see!
This square is the heart of activities in Athens. Full of great cafes selling greek delicacies, its a great place to enjoy your meal and watch the people of Athens go about their lives. If you aren't pressed for time, munching on a falafel and...More
I am of an age that remembers the outcry when Greece was asking for European Assistance and all the crowds that were outside the building protesting about tax's. Puts a different perspective on a building or place that you have watched be part of historical...More
Parliament building is just OK. Although it is not a true attraction, any tourist visiting Athens would end up seeing it any way - location, location, location. The most interesting thing is changing of the guards, which is rather unusual, so you may want to...More
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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Not sure what you are looking at on Google. If you check TA the photos posted mostly all show the front of the Parliament building. We were there last November and the Parliament was right where our guide said it would be... More
Not sure what you are looking at on Google. If you check TA the photos posted mostly all show the front of the Parliament building. We were there last November and the Parliament was right where our guide said it would be. Hope you enjoy Athens as much as we did.