we saw this attraction by accident when we explore Syntagma... Very funny steps they made... an intereseting shoes they wore which made our visit memorable.
We did not spend much time here, but we did observe the changing of the guards. My, what unusual steps they take and interesting uniforms they wear! The whole ceremony only takes about 10 minutes, but do see it if you're in that area.
Preferably visited in daylight as pickpocketers are known to frequent the square at night. popular place to make demonstrations as this is were the parliament is. Unless you want to participate: avoid it. Also possible to get your own photo with guards. Changing of the guards on the square is probably the highlight.
Very interesting place.The changing of the guards is amazing.The only bad think is the guys around the place trying to sell you stolen things!!
Worth a quick look but I wouldn't say it was worth hanging around for. The hidden gem is next to the parliament building which is the park which has loads of birds to see along with the small turtle pond which must have at least 100 turtles in it..
Once a week there is a much grander changing of the guards that includes a march down the main road plus a more elaborate ceremony in front of the parliament building. We landed in Saturday night but made a mad dash down to the square to take in the Sunday morning show. It did not disappoint!
Around syntagma square there is no much to see apart from banks the parliament and some expensive hotels.The walk from SYntagma to Monastiraki is interesting and you can return by metro to the same place.
We found the source of John Cleese's funny walk - a Greek Ministry. Great fun, they change the guard on the hour everyday. But for the full parade, you'll need to wait until 11am on Sunday.
We had to walk through the square everyday to get to where we needed to be. All in all, it is not that exciting by itself, though it is interesting to see Greece's government building and it is a decent square. Though it is not exciting, it is a must-see simply to see the government building and the main square... More
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