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Address: Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Having previously thought these guards were statues it was wonderful to watch their theatrical changing of the guard routine one evening.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Syntagma Square is a great starting off point if visiting Athens. We saw the Changing of the Guard and the Parliament Building and went down into the Metro station to see the antiquities discovered when building the station - its very impressive! Lots of shady trees to sit under. And we saw some fantastic dancing from a group of street... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having previously thought these guards were statues it was wonderful to watch their theatrical changing of the guard routine one evening.

Thank SophieAnn M
Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Syntagma Square, is also known as Constitution Square. Officially named after the first King of Greece, but the later, may be due to the past demonstrations held here. A significant place to visit from this location, is the monument and tomb, dedicated to the Unknown Soldier. It is located in the front of the Parliament house, less than a minutes’... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to walk from in order to get to many interesting areas downtown. Also great to take the Metro from here to visit places like Gazi and Panormou.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting to see. It happens every hour on the hour. Lasts approximately 10 minutes. I wouldn't pay to see it but it's free. Tip: if you want a aerial view of it, go for drinks at LE Grand Bretagne roof top terrace. Fantastic view!

Thank NickL785
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

change of guards in the syntagma square. this square is very relaxing. the gardens are beautiful and great. i stayed there till 1:00 am and i do not want to go to hotel. refreshing air . quite people. street dogs are sleeping peacefully in the gardens among people. the change of guards at 8:00 pm and was very organized. very... More 

Thank Hossam B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked that the post office at Syntagma Square is open on weekends as well. It's useful because souvenir shops are not selling stamps. If you want to mail a letter or a postcard, head for the post office! Of course opening time is not for long, 2pm or something like that.

Thank Csilla K
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the living center of Athens. Here everything happens. During the evening the Parliament building gains extraordinary colours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So nice place! It was really nice to see the Parliament building and feed the pidgeons in the square. Be there for the change of guards!

Thank Thomas T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful square full of activities and cater for all ages. You will find nice accommodations at various price levels. Shopping malls and boutique shops are everywhere. Restaurants are abandoned and well priced. Tour buses and trollies is a nice way to see downtown with its ancient wealth. It was summer when I visited the place. It was on the warm... More 

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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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