"Syntagma Square" Syntagma Square - Parliament Tip by Jmill42

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

  Soldiers in Front of Parliament
by Jmill42

Syntagma Square means "constitution square". It got this moniker from its long and storied history.

Long ago Greece was controlled by Turkey, but they were overthrown and Otto of Bavaria was installed as the leader. However, his government was as corrupt as the one before it, so the people rose up again. Two soldiers, Dimitrios Kallerges and Ioannes Makriyannis, together with the support of the British, drove to their troops into Syntagma Square, in front of the Parliament and demanded the king ousted and the production of a constitution within thirty days. Hence the name constitution, or Syntagma Square.

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  • Written Mar 15, 2004
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