Wonderful building. Imposing, nice gardens just in front of the palace. Change of guard not to miss. Worth the visit.
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In front of the Parliament building in Athens there are 2 ceremonial guards on duty. The ceremony to change the guards is colourful and interesting. Their uniform is fancy with a special skirt with 400 pleats and shoes with special pompoms.The changing of the guard...More
Syntagma is very popular among the millions of tourist because of Parliament, Changing the Guard (each full hour) and Metro station, the start point to Shopping area.
We went there one night to see the guards exchange and it was simply boring... I guess at Sunday morning it could be better but we didn't have enough time (or patience) to go there again.
If you go to Atina you must see the change of the guards. The way they walk is intresting and different. And at the end of the ceremony, you can take photos with the guards.
Best to visit in weekend to see the changing of the guards. A lot of restaurants and shops. You can sit by the fountain and feed the pigeons.
On a Sunday the changing of the guard is much more impressive than during the week so if you are in Athens on a Sunday definitely see the changing of the guards because they have about 100 of them in their white uniforms. During the...More