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Plateia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
+30 21 0325 4708
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
+30 21 0325 4708
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spend most of our visit in Athens leaving from here. There are a lot of immigrants in the park, but they dont disturb you (like those in Milano did :))) There are a lot of people here, i think its the center of the...More

Thank Ştefănescu L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located across the road from Syntagma Square, it is okay to watch the changing of guard ceremony that happens hourly if you happen to be in the area. Otherwise, not really a must do in Athens.

Thank AccidentalTourist69
Reviewed 5 days ago

Changing of the guard Greek style. Beautiful uniforms with extra heavy shoes and a kilt like bottom. The guards executed every step in perfect coordination. Gets crowded but there is plenty of room to walk around.

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 5 days ago

In the very center of the city, just before Parliament. The square is small and not very interesting. In the evening the parliament building is lit up, and the fountain in the square is then best seen. Here it is always full of people.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Main disadvantage of this place is CROWD, but that's probably issue of all touristic places. The change of guards is something really spectacular (and may be found a bit funny ;)). My recommendation: try to get there in autumn or winter. It may be hot...More

Thank Rafał J
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautifull square with big open space and the parliament wright in front of you.you will see always to soldiers (tsoliades) to walk around with style.its allways full with people.

Thank Erandi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a revolt against the German king Otto in 1843 the square was called Constitution square. The autocratic ruler was forced to recognize a Constitution limiting his power and the grip of the Bavarian clique around him. Syntagma is the center of Athens and often...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a 24/7 activity so you can see it even at night. Sundays at 11am is the posh one with a parade. They have a nice ritual, pretty stiff and elaborate.

Thank Aburel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The event was an enjoyable experience but I wouldn't say this is a must see or tell you that you missed out

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely fun to watch the precision of the Changing of the Guards in front of the Parliament building.

Thank mamacita97008
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,
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Flossie B
May 8, 2017|
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Response from SergeySIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
A long procession takes place every Sunday at 11 am in Syntagma Square near the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Collins M
February 18, 2017|
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Response from FancyFree55 | Reviewed this property |
The changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour. The grand changing ceremony is every Sunday morning at 11:00, and on national holidays.
Jennifer R
November 21, 2016|
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Response from Leo D | Reviewed this property |
Soldiers don't have days off! they will change the guards no matter what and the parade goes with it.