"Syntagma Square" Syntagma Square - Parliament Tip by Pieter11

Syntagma Square - Parliament, Athens: 79 reviews and 148 photos

  Enjoying the peacefullness of Syntagma
by Pieter11
 
 

Syntagma Square, also known as the Square of the Constitution, is the heart of Athens. You can´t miss it while you´re on a trip through the city. There are three subway-entrances, the major shopping street Odos Ermou passes the square and on of the biggest attractions of the city, the changing of the guards, is at the top of Syntagma.

The top of Syntagma Square is dominated by the Parliament. The big building covers the full width of the square. In front you´ll see the changing of the guards.

In the middle piece of the square, there is a the nice, quiet part of Syntagma. Trees, grass, lots of benches, made of beautiful white marble and a nice gentil fountain, gives you a peacefull feeling in the middle of such a chaotic city.

And at the bottom of Syntagma the chaos of Athens starts. Cars drives madly across eachother, thousands of people moves like ants through the streets, banks and McDonald´s are trying to get full attention by the neon-lightning, and the Odos Ermou, full of modern shops is right there, pulling people in.

Syntagma is the perfect start for your tour through Athens. Culture, peacefullness and chaos at one point, together in harmony, that is Athens...

Address: Plateia Syntagmatos

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  • Written May 27, 2005
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