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Platia Syntagmatos

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Address: Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Athens Buzzing Center

The central square of Athens, the biggest as well, during my short evening visit I found it buzzing with noises and lights. Thousands of people, both locals and tourists, many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Located near plaka area and monastiraki and near the ermou street very famous of its lots of brand shops Few cafe bars around the area with very good prices. Opposite The government building is a nice square where sometimes you can enjoy teenagers doing street skating and sing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit during the week is great...but if you are lucky to be in Athens on a Sunday make sure you go to the Parliament Building for the PARADE and the CHANGING of the GUARD!!! Changing of the guard is EVERYDAY..on the hour. PARADE/CHANGING of the guard is on Sunday at 11 am. WATCHING the EVZONES is fascinating....take time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know about this place until I was right in it but glad I did. The fun and atmosphere starts here in case no one has told you. This is the starting point of the future of Greece along with it's history a perfect mix.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The central square of Athens, the biggest as well, during my short evening visit I found it buzzing with noises and lights. Thousands of people, both locals and tourists, many shops, restaurants, Kiosks, street snacks peddlers, beggars and music performers. The square also contains a huge metro station for M2 and M3. The M3 reaches directly to Athens airport.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here at the tomb of the Unknown Solider you can see the iconic changing of the guards, with their unique uniforms. A site that is worth seeing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very similar to the U.S changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. From what our guidebooks, and some locals, said this presentation has been going on for quite some time. The discipline and slow high-step march is worth a quick 5-10 minute stop from walking around in Athens. Be careful though! Don't get too close

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Syntagma square is the most popular in Athens. Parliament is situated there nad also you can see evzones change the guarde. There are also a lot of piggeons at the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Syntagma Square is not an attraction itself, it is however where the Greek Parliament building is, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the Evzones traditional guards, the high-end central Hotel Row, as well as the one end of Ermou Street, the busiest commercial street in Athens. This is where all political rallies start from or end, and this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are there make sure you stay for the changing of the Guard. The soldiers march with one leg picked up held straight out and balance as they point their foot then bend it and slap it down. It is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The changing of the Guards happens every hour on the hour. Make sure to stand on the right side of it to get the best view.

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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, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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