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This is the main square of Athens, located in front of the Greek Parliament and probably the first and the last thing you see before heading back to the airport. I do the same every time I go to the airport by bus X95 which departs from here but I also use the square as a meeting point because I live in the center.
Sintagma means “constitution ” and there’s a story behind this name, Otto of Bavaria was chosen by the great powers to rule Greece after Greece liberation from the Turks so the greeks now have to fight against the tyranny of the Bavarians (Otto was too young, in fact a military force that came with him ruled the country). When greek soldiers(the leaders were D.Kalergis and I.Makrigiannis) got into palace demaded the king to get rid of the foreigners and forced him to create a constitution. That was back on September 3, 1843.
You can stay for a coffee at the outdoor cafes (pic 2) and check the busy people passing by. Most of the political demonstrations take place here because the square lies in front of the Greek Parliament, where you can see the Tomb of the unknown soldier. Check also the Grand Bretagne hotel, walk down Ermou or Stadiou Streets for shopping, walk into National Garden that surrounds the Parlament etc
Ah, yes! There’s free wi-fi internet access at high speeds offered by the Municipality of Athens but I will feel sorry for your poor laptop if you put it under the sun during August in Athens. RIP… :)
Beneath the marble steps leading to Amalias Avenue lies the Syntagma metro station. What’s more Tram lines departs from Amalias avenue and of course a dozen of buses passing by to/from many directions of Athens.
Directions: Beneath the marble steps leading to Amalias Av. lies the Syntagma metro station. Tram also stops here and of course a dozen of buses to many directions of Athens.
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