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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Plateia Syntagmatos Reviews
Syntagma plein wordt druk bezocht. Metro, bus en tram halten komen hier samen en dat geeft massale verplaatsing van mensen (zeker tijdens de spits). Op het plein ook een groot(s) gebouw met daarvoor d... more »Syntagma Square is crowded. Metro, bus and tram westhalten come together here and that gives mass displacement of people (especially during rush hour). In the square there is also a large (s) building with the honour waiting for fallen once per hour and attracts many tourists. Where many people are are also pickpockets. Watch out!
Si trova al centro di Atene,molto grande ed è il luogo dove ,da sempre, si riuniscono i greci per le loro manifestazioni. Prende il nome dalla concessione della Costituzione il 3 settembre 1843 da par... more »It is located in the center of Athens,very large and is the place where, always, the Greeks gather for their demonstrations. It takes its name from the granting of the Constitution on September 3, 1843 by King Brass at the request of the people. It overlooks the large palace of Parliament - once the royal palace - the tomb of the unknown soldier with the guard of the euzoni" whose change takes place at the turn of the hour and attracts a multitude of spectators.
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