"Syntagma Square" Syntagma Square - Parliament Tip by janbeeu
Syntagma Square - Parliament, Athens: 79 reviews and 148 photos
Otherwise known as Constitution Square, Syntagma Square is a very significant area that you will probably encounter several times during your stay in Athens. The square has a long lasting history and even today you have a good chance of finding a demonstration of some sort in or near the square.
In the squares centre there are copies presented by Lord Bute, a court retainer of King Otto, of statues from a Naples museum. The 100 or so trees within the square include oleanders, orange trees and cypresses. The square is a conflicting mixture of bumper to bumper cars and shoulder to shoulder people on its lower perimeter and a more serene, wider, tree shaded, central expanse; the focus of which is a brown marble fountain just visible in the centre of the photo above left. Its turned on in the evenings mostly, probably to conserve water. The benches provide ample room to take a break in the shade however. There are 3 Metro entrances in the square.
Plateia Syntagmatos (Constitution Square) is the heart of modern Athens, where you'll find hotels, offices, banks, restaurants and cafes. What is most interesting in the square though are the Athenians themselves.
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