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Syntagma Square
Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square

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Ranked #14 in Athens things to do
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Syntagma Square is the pulsating heart of the modern city of Athens, composed of the actual square together with the surrounding streets, open areas and assemblage of grand buildings that include ... Read more
banks, offices, top hotels and the old Royal Palace - now the Greek Parliament building. Syntagma Square is named after the Greek constitution (Syntagma) that was proclaimed from the balcony of the royal palace that overlooks the square on 3 September 1843. The former palace has housed the Greek parliament since 1935.

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Platistomo, Greece

Syntagma Square (Greek: Πλατεία Συντάγματος, pronounced [plaˈtia sinˈdaɣmatos], "Constitution Square"), is the central square of Athens.[1] The Square is named after the Constitution that the first King of Greece Otto was obliged to grant, after a popular and military uprising on 3 September 1843.[2] It is located in front of the 19th century Old Royal Palace, housing the Greek Parliament since 1934. Syntagma Square is the most important square of modern Athens from both a historical and social point of view, at the epicentre of commercial activity and Greek politics.

The name Syntagma (Greek: Σύνταγμα) alone also refers to the neighborhood surrounding the square.

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San Antonio

It's in central square around lots of little shops and attractions. I watched the changing of the guard in the front of the building that happens every Sunday at 11am. You can take pictures with them standing there after they finished the ceremony.

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Local from Athens, Greece

No words for it.Beautiful, amazing, full of artists and historical monuments.

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Glasgow, UK

A nice place to visit, always seems to be something going on. If you arrive at the right time then you can catch the changing of the guards. They do a very interesting display. Especially nice to visit at night as the parliament is beautifully lit up.

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Foster City, California, USA

Syntagma Square, is the central square in Athens. It means Constitution Square in English. Changing of the Guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one of the attractions to see here.

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Padua, Italy

This square is nothing special. it is very big and in a central position, but it is also "cold" and a little "gray". apart from the view on the Parliament I think it doesn't have anything special at all,

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Local from Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square, with the Greek Parliament in full view, is a public transportation hub in Athens and provides easy access to some of the best districts in the city. ( 2 metro-stops away)

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

Visiting just for the changing of the guards is worth it, but there is so much more here. In a lot of ways it feels like the heart of the city.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

Syntagma Square is the absolute Heart Of The City!
It is the most central location in Athens...Close To Plaka and the Ermou Shopping Area.

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Local from Athens, Greece

The center of Athens. No matter what kind of traveler you are, you will definitely visit Syntagma Square just because it is the heart of the city! Well, there's not many things to see here, except the Parliament building which used to be the Palace of the Royal Family, but next to it there is the well-known shopping street called Ermou which leads to Monastiraki area and Plaka.

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Thessaloníki

you can find anything there. late in the afternoon there are events from young people. you can see the parliament and the central market!

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Nafplion, Greece

Is the square in front of the greek parliament, where every greek that respects himself have protested against the government once in his life...

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Local from Athens, Greece

the centre of athens, perfect spot for starting your day in one of the cafes or commute to the athens sightseeings.

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Fort Worth, Texas

We visited just to see the guards. Lots of people are out and about in this area.

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Athens is most exciting when the people are out, and the people definitely come out to Syntagma Square during the Changing of the Guard. Soldiers, also known as Evzones, stand in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They then march down the main street in a ceremonial fashion. It's a sight to see!

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Brussels, Belgium

Excellent city centre, with a lot of places for a drink or food!

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Burnaby, British Columbia

nice and roomy lots of places

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Local from Athens, Greece

Our square

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Recommended for:History Buffs
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