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Platia Syntagmatos

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Address: Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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If you have to be around the area, it's nice to visit, there are guards on the back side of the parliament with less crowds. Went there on Sunday at 10:30 to be first in-line but... read more

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

Just across the Helenic Parliament is the Syntagma square the place for the greeks public demonstrations and mitings in the late years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have to be around the area, it's nice to visit, there are guards on the back side of the parliament with less crowds. Went there on Sunday at 10:30 to be first in-line but all the first row was taken (in February). They ask you to stay clear out of the guards marching way but they will let... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Changing of the guard at the palace is a true spectacle. Very authentic. That if there it isn't any demonstration in Syntagma Square, which is quite rare in Athens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Platia Syntagmos mostly features the changing of the guard and the Syntagma Square. The changing of the guard is a sight to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Syntagma square is easily reached through the metro station. Its is a meeting point, gathering many luxurious 5 star hotels. The parliament of Greeks is located there, together with the Monument to the Unknown soldier. One may find interest the traditional guard of the monument called "Tsolias". These guards are not allowed to talk or interact with the public... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from being the focal place for all recent demonstrations, Syntagma square (platia Syntagmatos) is a must see for anybody visiting Athens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alwayes amazing sittizng there and thinking about the Greek history. Metro station wery useful that you can goo arround city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Syntagma square, nice area to visit, center of the city, walking distance to National garden and you can continue to Panathenaic Stadium, Close by nice shops, restaurants, other monuments. Located opposite the Greek Parliament Building. You can watch the changing of the guards. This is the gathering place of people of Athens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The momument of the unknown soldier of Marathon. He bring the news of victory from Marathon in Athens and die after 42km of run..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good time to visit when guards changing... Good for taking pictures... Worth a visit Good area for tourist with lot of restaurants and shopping place...

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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.
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