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Plateia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
+30 21 0325 4708
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Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a large busy square in Athens centre, full of traffic and people. It is the main square for transport to airport & port by bus or metro. It is very pretty with trees, fountains & the Parliament building with the tomb of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen the changing of the guard at syntagma square ,was beautifully performed and steeped in tradition ,36 degrees but the soldiers performed with typical military precision ,well worth waiting for ,on the hour every hour but get there handy for a good viewing spot

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pomp and circumstance of this changing of the guard is wonderful. Very different from for example the English ones at Buckingham and Windsor. Worth the few minutes it takes. If crowds on the gorund are not your thing then go to the top of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The heart of Athens beats here! The Greek Parliament and the National Garden are the "must see" places! The hotel Grand Bretagne certainly worth a visit. Hundreds of shops at Ermou str. where you can buy just anything. Loved it ! ☺

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great square that I stopped off at. There is a large fountain and lots of space to sit. There are also quite a few restaurants/cafes all around the square and even a McDonalds. Up the steps from the square and across the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a few minutes to see the changing of the guard. Their uniforms are so interesting and they have the greatest tassels on their shoes.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every Sunday there is a change of guards which is spectacular! A must see in Athens...After we went to nearby restaurant Yolenis and ate branch. The eggs Benedict with avocado were fantastic! An fulfilling Sunday morning!

1  Thank Angelos F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found nothing of interest in this place, despite having several Athenians tell me "You have to see Syntagma Square!" Wasted 10 minutes trying to catch a taxi at the taxi stand before realizing that all the drivers in that lane were only using it...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Not as majestic as the royal guard of Buckingham Palace or the Border Police of India-Pakistan Wagah border. Much like the lead back attitude of Scandinavian royal guards. The costume is bit funny and the way to frighten the people who get close is funny...More

Thank Karthick J
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This square is in central Athens, and is always very crowded. At one end is the Parliament Building, and it is always interesting to watch the hourly changing of the guard. Round this square are souvenir shops and restaurants. Well worth a visit.

Thank Angela S
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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,
...More
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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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Collins M
19 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
22 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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