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Plateia Syntagmatos
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Self-Guided Tour
Ranked #26 of 333 things to do in Athens
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is the main square of Athens. Unfortunatelly it is nothing special anymore compared to the past. What is worth seeing are some marbles which is the only thing left from the old square almost 100 years old or even more.

What is the most fascinating thing about this square in my opinion is the way it was named after. In 1843 greek people gathered outside the palace (which is used as a parliament now) and asked for constitution which in greek is "Syntagma". The King afraid of the people had started the process of creating the first constitution of Greece.

Note: During protest marches this square is usually full with people and unfortunately a few times there have been some bad incidents the last years so it is better not to go there when there is a big protest march.

Thank George X
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

During our stay in Athens, we went to Syntagma Square almost everyday, especially in the evenings. The square is well lit in the night and looks beautiful. The square is always full of people (at least whenever we visited here) and the Parliament building on one side adds to the beauty and the importance of the square. We witnessed some procession or the protest march almost every day we visited this square but the police cordon kept the protesters well under control and it never seemed to threaten the visitors in any manner. Not a must visit place, but if one has time one can go and spend some time there.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

one of the major meeting points or the place to start your walk through the city or to participate in a riot:D, done all of them more or less. there are some famou hotels and monuments near this square so for sure you will pass this place

Thank deired
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This square will not surprise any tourist. Traditional guard (tsoliades) is the only attraction on that. Wait to see the change of the shift.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Unless you are in the area, or there is a protest on worth seeing, then it doesnt offer anything special. Its dirty and very busy with motor traffic in the area.

Thank EmilyPeach
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