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Platia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful building. Imposing, nice gardens just in front of the palace. Change of guard not to miss. Worth the visit.

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank BG2010
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank nevenjerkovic
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank mcorreia8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wait a lot for the guardian change but never saw them.i love to walk there, is like my home place.

Thank Andreea O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Aykon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed watching the guards in their uniforms and unique marching. More entertaining than guards in London.

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank vtc2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The square is a nice spot to visit and sit by the fountain or just walk through. There are plenty of restaurants around the area.

Thank 333kmg333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Lasa88
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
On Sunday where does the ceremonial parade start and end. Thank you.
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
Is there a particular time the change occurs?
February 18, 2017|
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Response from Kevin Z | Reviewed this property |
The change happens every hour, on the hour. Ex: 1000, 1100, 1200, etc. Its best to arrive a couple of minutes before hand to get a front row seat.
Jennifer R
Hello! Does anyone know if the changing of the guards and Sunday parade will still take place on New Year's Day?
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.