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Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It seems that the uniforms of the guards are different at times. Too bad, when we were there, their uniform were simple and unlike those showed in the websites or magazines, it is on Sunday that they will dress up in the more traditional attires...More

Thank Chin W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always have to have just a lot of small things. Anything grilled is outstanding. Scordillia is a must. Get the house red wine. It compares to any good major label. Service is excellent. When the original owner sold, we held our breath.. it couldn't...More

Thank gerp_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Syntagma is the heart of modern Athens and the political centre. The national gardens nearby are a nice resting point with a row of high palm trees. But we also came here to see the changing of the guards. It's a bit funny to see,...More

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is the correct place for this, there are a few places that the guards change hourly, Its an interesting spectacle as their march is a little peculiar, worth a short wait if your in the area though.

Thank christopherwT8475GQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building looks plain. I came here to see the changing guard. I could barely see and shoot video of the changing guard because of the crowd in front of me and I am not tall. Since the changing guard happens at the beginning of...More

Thank yourfriendtruly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Syntagma Square is the main square in Athens and the home of the Greek Parliament and the Evzone Presidential Guard. Be sure to watch the famous changing of the guard every hour (on the hour), noting there will be crowds of other tourists doing the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the main tourist area here.You can see the changing of the guards here.There are a very good selection of restaurants. The hop on hop off buses stop here.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Greeks used it often for protests, but it's a nice experience for tourists to see the Greek soldiers Guard change and the Parliament.

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is Syntagma Square the center of Athens, in some ways it represents the heart of Athens. Many times protestors gather to protest some of the real or imagined woes of Greece and often end up marching on Parliament. Often motorcycle police zip around...More

Thank Knyght1
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We arrived 20 minutes early to find a massive crowd of people in anticipation for the weekly ceremony on a Sunday. The police were patrolling and trying to keep the crowd in check but when the ceremony started we were pushed past and many surged...More

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Syntagma
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,
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Flossie B
8 May 2017|
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Response from SergeySIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
A long procession takes place every Sunday at 11 am in Syntagma Square near the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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CollinsM10
18 February 2017|
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Response from FancyFree55 | Reviewed this property |
The changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour. The grand changing ceremony is every Sunday morning at 11:00, and on national holidays.
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Jennifer R
21 November 2016|
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Response from Leo D | Reviewed this property |
Soldiers don't have days off! they will change the guards no matter what and the parade goes with it.
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