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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Syntagma Square to me is a square with benches around the outskirts, positioned beneath trees for shade, and has a fountain in it's centre, and a couple of beggars. Unfortunately while I was there the fountain wasn't working most days, and only gave a trickle on one occassion. (I have the proof). There are a few stalls selling beverages, ice creams, souvenirs and tobacco etc., and seems to be the meeting place for many of the locals. To the East however, literally across the road, you find the Evzones of the Presidential Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and beyond that the Parliament Building. To the West, you have the shopping area, and a number of cafes, always worth a visit. There is a taxi rank on the South side of the square. If you follow the main road to the south, you will come across a few places of interest including the Hadrians Arch and the Temple of Zeus, Plaka, the Acropolis museum etc.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

The hourly fhanging of the guard is interesting to watch. They do provide some explanation of teh uniforms which are intricately hand sewn and modeled after Greek infantry uniforms (and appear to be very hot). We did not go into the parliament building but enjoyed a cool drink at one of the cafes around the square which was pleasant

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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

I was surprised to see the area so dirty, there were some pigeons being fed, nothing special. I expected to see nice things there even rhe fountain was mot working.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Not the most attractive squares. Perhaps this is due to the protesters that were occupying the space while we visited in June 2011. Although cool to see them, we didn't get to enjoy the square. It just seemed dirty. Surrounding buildings are attractive though - got some nice hotels and the Parliament is across the street. There are a bunch of shops and restaurant/cafes. However, we only ate at one sandwich place late one night and it was only okay. Busy roads surround the square so it's a good taxi/bus pickup and drop off spot. The metro station, like the other stations, is clean and unique with the archaeological artifacts. Athens can do so much more with this place.

Thank elin02
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Someone has to do something to make Syntagma Square more attractive! I went last week and it was dirty, the fountain did not work and was full of and papers. Syntagma should be one of the most beautiful squares in Athens...it's a shame!

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