The focal point of Syntagma Square is the parliament building which stands at the highest point of the square. Built in 1840 ... More
The focal point of Syntagma Square is the parliament building which stands at the highest point of the square. Built in 1840 under King Otto, this monumental building served as the royal palace until 1910, when it was destroyed by fire. It reopened in 1935 as the seat of the National Assembly. The changing of the guard (who are dressed in traditional uniform) takes place in front of the building every hour on the hour. This ceremony—which presents a great photo opportunity—is performed by a larger group of soldiers every Sunday at 10a.
Amazing building, I saw it while shopping nearby (many nice shops are located there) and my kid went to feed the pigeons that were outside. Then my little angel found the sight of the guards hilarious and before I knew it, we had spent quite some time there. We actually went back the next day with the rest of the family and we were even able to get inside! A tour at the parliament - what's more exciting? I definitely recommend it.
Hotel Amazon is a perfect location in the heart of Athens: Syntagma Square. You will find shopping, fine dining, museums,
the parliament building, and other magnificent forms of architecture close at hand. The hotel is also next to the ...
The Alassia Hotel right in the centre of Athens located right beside Omonia Square and within 5 min walking distance
of the Old Town of this ancient city the Alassia hotel is a perfect base for both businessmen and ...
Hadrian's Arch (Πύλη του ... stands on the corner of Amalias and Vassilissis Olgas avenues, right next to the Temple
of Olympian Zeus. This tall marble structure was once the city gate connecting the original town of Athens (what ...
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