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Plateia Syntagmatos, Athens

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In the center of Athens, Plateia Syntagmatos has been an important site of Greek politics and history. The square's name references a military uprising in 1843, which resulted in Greece's first King, Otto, being forced to sign a constitution. A trip to the capital will inevitably have you passing through the square, but it's worth taking the time to appreciate the history that has unfolded here. See the Greek Parliament, housed in the Old Royal Palace, and catch the changing of the guard ceremony, which takes place just in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Stroll the massive National Gardens just behind the Parliament. Grab a bite to eat at one of the cafes lining the square and settle in for some people-watching. Use our Athens trip maker tool to add Plateia Syntagmatos and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • You'll almost surely pass through here if you're commuting to or from the airport, or just getting to the Plaka area. The square itself isn't that fantastic, mainly because of all the traffic noise. T...  more »
  • Every Sunday in 11-00 ceremonial changing of the guard at Parliament on Syntagma Square, Athens. A long tradition of excellent show, you won't regret it. Come need minutes for 15/20 to see the whole ceremony approach to the place of a changing of the guard. Very solemn and beautiful. Organization of 5 +! Traffic blocked for 5-7 minutes before the passage and opened immediately after. Tourists can calmly look at fairly close range, shoot video. Chinese tourists managed to do selfi amid all the March jefzonov.))) Orchestra and sound characteristic step long sounded in my ears. View free of charge. Take a look, you won't regret it!
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  • The Greeks will be really think different, but the changing of the guard and the costumes do a little absurd. The moves are particularly, but it just seems like a parody of a changing of the guard. However, particular to see.
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