Plateia Syntagmatos
Plateia Syntagmatos
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Syntagma • 2 min walk
  • Nomismatokopio • 4 min walk

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  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, United Kingdom893 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beating heart of Athens
    The heart of modern Athens sits in front of the parliament building. It is a centre of transport and has a number of lovely fountains. There are entertainers looking for your patronage. Nice place surrounded by lovely buildings.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 26, 2023
  • MissyPA71
    Wilmington, North Carolina1,612 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to pass through but can be sketchy at night
    Found this area to be a nice place to stroll, however, there were a lot of characters a few of which tried to follow us for a little bit that was a little longer than it should have lasted. That said, it is a nice place to stop for a photo op, and maybe a coffee. Passing through at night seems to be even sketchier. So take heed and watch your valuables.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 2, 2024
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,867 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Plaza in the Center
    This huge plaza is definitely the center of town with the palace and the fountains. Also some very grand hotels around it. We passed through it many times but were not dazzled. The major Metro change point is below. Always a lot of people around, often seeking some shade in the bright sun.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2024
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CuriousTravelerRadio
Lancaster, PA1,450 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Syntigma is always a very busy place given all of the hotels, the metro, and the government buildings all around. It is a convenient place to start your shopping walk down Ermou or to Plaka and Monasteraki. It is also where almost all protests and strikes start in Athens, so pay attention!
Written September 25, 2022
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is the central square of Athens and is located across from the parliament building and home to a subway stop. It is a happening place at all times of the day, but must be visited at night. When we visited Athens from 12/13 – 12/18 it was decorated in Christmas finery. In the center of the square is a large fountain, which at night changes colors on a rotating basis. There are also a couple other fountains at the edges of the plaza.
Written January 4, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,867 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We were back here again and again as it is clearly the center of town with big government buildings, fancy hotels and a huge Metro station. Up on tow are fountains, musicians, and folks just wasting time. Busy but not especially pretty.
Written January 16, 2022
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MissyPA71
Wilmington, NC1,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Found this area to be a nice place to stroll, however, there were a lot of characters a few of which tried to follow us for a little bit that was a little longer than it should have lasted.

That said, it is a nice place to stop for a photo op, and maybe a coffee. Passing through at night seems to be even sketchier. So take heed and watch your valuables.
Written January 2, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Syntagma is the main central square in Athens. It's adorned with a nice (but not well maintained) park in the middle and the imposing Neo-classic Parliament edifice dominating.
The best thing you can do here is watching the Parliament guard change, take some pics and that's it.
Written September 23, 2021
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Brianngog
Cyprus10,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We were staying a few minutes away and found Plateia Syntagma such a beautiful place with great Architecture and Top Notch hotels nearby - all offset by the beast that is the never ending stream of Traffic. At least the traffic has to navigate its way around Syntagma whilst pedestrians can wander and stare at the wonderful buildings once on the Pedestrian walkways. Great place and attraction to visit.
Written August 5, 2022
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Syntagma square is a very nice place, especially during Christmas time with the tree and all the lights on the square. It is a cozy square with street performances and food stands and more. The parliament building with the remarkable guards is very close and also worth visiting. This is a square you will see of at least have to see if you in Athens, even if you are here for a short time.
Written January 13, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,867 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This is the major center of Athens with metro and bus lines coming here, plus an outpost of taxis. We passed through it many times, even on foot in the heat. Not especially pretty even with historic buildings and a beautiful hotel.
Written June 17, 2022
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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
You cannot miss this square in the city center. Our hotel faces the square and it was busy during weekends. The square is also just above the metro and in front of the parliament building. One of Athens top tourist spot.
Written January 30, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,867 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This huge plaza is definitely the center of town with the palace and the fountains. Also some very grand hotels around it. We passed through it many times but were not dazzled. The major Metro change point is below. Always a lot of people around, often seeking some shade in the bright sun.
Written March 22, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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