This attractive square is one of the most important places in Athens. There are many cafes, restaurants and luxury hotels around. Its subway station connects with the whole city. It's next to the Parliament, close to the most distinguished hotels and a meeting point for the locals. It is the location of the Unknown Soldier Tomb and where the changing of the guard takes place.
Have a drink at any bar nearby and enjoy watching the atmosphere and the people passing by or go to one of the hotel's terraces to see the view.
The changing of the guard is a must see for sure, the soldier's iron will, discipline, attitude and costumes are impressive. They have to prepare their own uniforms and bear people staring at them with the sun blinding their eyes
Athenian Tours Around Syntagma Tour
The slightly sloping Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos = Constitution Square) is located in the heart of modern Athens. It is the central square of Athens and it was named after the Constitution that the first King of Greece Otto was obliged to grant, after a popular and military uprising on 3 September 1843. The eastern side of the square is higher than the western and dominated by a set of marble steps leading to Amalia’s Avenue; beneath these lies the Syntagma metro station. Between the green areas planted with shade trees, in the center of the square, there is a large mid-19th century water fountain.
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