Syntagma Square

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Syntagma Square which includes an administrative building, street scenes and a city

This square was built in ancient times and remains at the center of political and social activity in modern Athens.

There’s always plenty going on at Syntagma (Constitution) Square, in the center of Athens. Walk up the marble steps and take a seat at one of the cafes to people watch, or go see the changing of the guard in front of the Greek Parliament. Pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and experience the pride that the locals have in their heritage.

This isn’t necessarily a prime tourism spot, but you’ll inevitably wind up here, since it’s close to the Acropolis and other tourist attractions. The square is a popular meeting place for locals, and a great place to spend a few hours during a hot afternoon. Relax on one of shady lawns located at the north and south ends of the square. Or, find a seat at the center near the water fountain. The locals enjoy feeding the pigeons which congregate here during the warmer months.

The highlight of your visit here may be the changing of the guard at the Parliament Building, which takes place hourly every day. The full ceremony with official costumes takes place each Sunday at 11 a.m. Be sure to arrive a bit early to get a good viewing spot. Children in particular will enjoy watching the synchronized movements. The guards wear tunics and kilts, white tights and eye-catching footwear decorated with pom-poms. The same type of kilts, or fustanellas, were worn during ancient Minoan times, four thousand years ago.

Syntagma Square is bordered by Vassileos Georgiou A’ Street to the north and Othonos Street to the south. The Syntagma metro station will take you right there. In fact, it’s the hub of public transportation in the city: buses, trolleys, trams, and the metro all stop here.

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Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
3 out of 5
7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Ancient Agora of Athens and Hellenic Parliament. Acropolis ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Wonderful day staff! This hotel is very convenient to all downtown attractions, food, and shopping. Would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2022

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Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $125 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps from Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian, and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Theatre of Dionysus and Museum ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (984 reviews)
"Athens Gate is centrally located making it easily accessible to main sights. Public transportation a block away if you eant to take advantage of sight-seeing. Views from the rooftop restaurant are stunning backdrops of dome of Athens major monuments. Language is not a barrier as so many speak English. ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2022

Athens Gate Hotel
The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
The price is CA $150 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Athens Central Market and Syntagma Square. Acropolis and Parthenon are also within ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (310 reviews)
"Great. The staff is very friendly 👍"

Reviewed on Jan. 2, 2022

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Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
3 out of 5
7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Plaka Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $125 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
The price is CA $150 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
The Pinnacle Athens
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
5 out of 5
1 Vasileos Georgiou A' str., Syntagma Square, Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $467 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
The Stanley
The Stanley
4 out of 5
1 Odisseos Str., Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $94 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5 out of 5
15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $209 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5 out of 5
19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $150 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Divani Palace Acropolis
Ergon House
Ergon House
4 out of 5
23 Mitropoleos, Athens
The price is CA $141 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Ergon House
A.P. Acropolis View Apartments
A.P. Acropolis View Apartments
4 out of 5
Sarri 23, Psyrri, Athens
The price is CA $123 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
A.P. Acropolis View Apartments
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