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Platia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Platia Syntagmatos is the must see place at Athens with the national guards change, with the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I would recommend to appear there at 10AM sharp when it is not that crowded and not too hot.

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Watching the change of the guard is one of the many things to do in Athens. The guards look wonderful.

Thank Zed B
Reviewed 3 days ago

11am watched 2 soldiers swap with 2 others. The marching and clothes were interesting and lasted about 10 minutes. Lots of opportunity for photographs.

Thank iguana_9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The square is packed with people during high season. If you are going to do some shopping you Can easily start out here. See the parlament and the funny walk of the guards in front of the unknown dildoers grave. Then you have seen it...More

Thank DamTom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

...but not anymore. It's one of the saddest places we visited in Athens. A luxury and imposing squere left in decay. Old hotels, no renovation done in more de 20 years. The squere itself is small, dirty and crowded. Nothing to see there. Restaurants surrounding...More

Thank Ramutza A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Central square of Athens. Luxury hotels, fountain, bars and touristic fast food restaurants, full of life. Nice place to watch people an have a glass og ouzo.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 1 week ago

Platia Syntagmatos is in the center of the city and it is here that the tomb of the unknown soldier rests and where the hourly changing of the guard occurs. The square itself is non-discript, but the changing of the guard is interesting to watch....More

Thank DuncanTCH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Syntagma square or Constitution square is the center of the city, next to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens. A good point to start exploring the city. Also here is the place that the bux X95 from the Airport stops.

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outside this guard taking care of the national goverments and it was interesting to stop with them and take photo. I am happy i dont have to stay there in 35 degrees on work in that clothes I guess they have it hot. Very hot....More

Thank Baross
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exactly next to the Greek Parliament (ex Kings Palace) it's a place you should visit for sure. The presidential guard stand there 24/7 365 days per year! It's worth!

Thank Apladenakis
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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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.
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.