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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
"The Athens half-day tour depart for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens the Academy of Athens and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden Hadrian’s Arc St. Paul’s Church Parliament
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum
"Syntagma Metro station where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones an aqueduct from the 5th century BC pottery a 2000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD. See the House of Parliament guarded by elite soldiers known as Evzones. The tomb of the Unknown soldier can be found at the front of the building.Heading down El. Venizelos Street you will see the Numismatic museum comprising 400
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip
"Morning: Athens Sightseeing TourAfter pickup from your Athens hotel in the morning by comfortable air-conditioned coach visit the Acropolis the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens. See several monuments atop its rocky base including the awesome Parthenon the Propylea the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion
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Syntagma Square - Parliament Tips (79)

A Place to Feed Pigeons

While I'm sure there is more to Syntagma Square and the Parliament Building then just feeding pigeons I just happened to have a lot of fun doing just that. Much like St. Marks Square in Venice there is a mass build up of pigeons due to the fact there are vendors selling bird feed for a euro a bag. But again I digress...as I was saying there is more to Syntagma Square then just pigeons...for example there is the changing of the guard in front of the Parliament Building that always attracts a crowd...and not just the pigeons...unless you happen to have a bag of bird feed. Syntagma Square is also a nice place to sit and people watch as it seems to be a main hub of city life for the locals as well as the tourists. You could also pigeon watch...if you were so inclined.

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wilocrek
Mar 21, 2009

the heart of Athens

Syntagma Square is the heart of of modrn city.it’s the main area in Athens with wireless internet access cover and many shopping streets and centers around(like Ermou st.).The first king’s palace built in 1834,is to the east of the square,which is now the greek parliament.it’s the monument,which remind the 1834’s demonstrations which led to the first constitution from king Otto.in front of the palace,there is the raised desighn and a monument of an unknown soldier.there you can see changing the guard ceremony every 20 minutes too.

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Lili.Mont
Oct 06, 2008

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square is the main square of Athens, located in front of the Greek Parliament. The Square is named after the Constitution King Othon was forced to grant the people after a popular and military uprising in 1843.

The eastern side of the square is higher than the western, and dominated by a set of marble steps leading to Amalias Avenue. Syntagma also includes two green areas to the north and south, planted with shade trees, while in the center of the square a large water fountain traditionally hosts the occasionally sighted Syntagma pigeons, along with heat-tormented Athenians during the summer.

You may watch my high resolution photo of Athens on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 58' 31.54" N 23º 44' 9.08" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Syntagma Square .

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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jul 23, 2008

Parliament

The building of Parliament is a neoclassical three-floor structure designed by Friedrich von Gärtner and completed in 1843. Originally it served as a palace for the Greek monarchs. After suffering fire damage in 1909 it entered a long period of renovation.

The building was then used for many different purposes - functioning as a makeshift hospital and a museum among other things until 1929 when the government decided that the building would instead house the Parliament.

You may watch my high resolution photo of Athens on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 58' 31.54" N 23º 44' 9.08" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Parliament .

You may watch my 2 min 58 sec VIDEO-clip Greece Athens with popular Greek music by Demis Roussos.

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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jul 23, 2008
 
 
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

In front of the Parliament building, this guard changes every hour throughout the day. I had seen pictures of it as a kid so I wanted to catch it while in Athens. Syndagma Square has a lot of restaurants and is good for people watching.

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Skibbe
Jun 21, 2008

Free Wireless Internet In Syntagma Square

The main square in Athens, across from Parliament, Syntagma Square has free wireless internet. If you have your laptop you can sign up and get access to the free internet. You dont have to give your credit card or anything fishy like that. You can sit in one of the overpriced but comfortable cafes and use your internet.

Happy travels!

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jlfloyd
Mar 20, 2008

Syntagma Sq - changing of the guard

Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) is the home of the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, unveiled on Independence Day - 25 March 1932.

The National Guard (evzones) is a constant presence at the Tomb, with 11am on Sunday time for ceremonial changing of the guard.

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leffe3
Dec 14, 2007

The Cows of Greece

Some people just pass them every day on their way to school, work, play or shop. But for us tourists, we find them fascinating, colorful and just assures us that everywhere, people have something in common whether it be things we consider fun, things that children love to do, things older people like to do. etc.

The photo opportunity is free so, why not go around and see if you can catch more "cows"?

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Dec 05, 2007
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"A Dream Holiday Destination"
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Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square, or Constitution Square, is the center of Athens. The impressive neo-classical Parliament Building is the most imposing structure on Syntagma Square. Syntagma is a place for people watching. You can sit down in a cafe to watch the world go by while sipping a cup of Greek coffee. Panepistimou is just off Syntagma and leads to Omonia Square. Ermou, the pedestrian shopping mall, is also off Syntagma.

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aukahkay
Nov 13, 2007

Parliament and Tomb of Unknown Soldier

The Greek Parliament building is a pink neo-classical building right on Syntagma Square. Originally built by the Bavarian architect Von Gartner between 1836 and 1842, it is the seat of the Greek parliament. It was from the balcony of this building that the syntagma (constitution) was declared on 3 September 1843.

The war memorial in the forecourt is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is guarded by the famous evzones, the presidential guards whose uniform of a short kilt and pom-pom shoes are a tourist attraction by itself. The changing of the guards takes place every hour.

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aukahkay
Nov 10, 2007

The Parliament Building

Situated at the top of Syntagma Square is the Parliament Building, center of political administration of Greece. Built in the 19th century by King Otto, it was originally the King's Palace. This is a popular spot for tourists who come to watch the changing of the guards and visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Besides the large crowds of tourist, there are also many pesky pigeons attracted by food handed out by visitors. I'm not too keen on pigeons because some of them carry diseases & poop on you

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BorneoGrrl
Sep 04, 2007

Syntagma Square metro station secrets

You will get a treat when you enter some metro stations in downtown Athens because during the excavation & construction works, they uncovered many underground buildings, artifacts and other priceless items from the past. These items were restored and displayed at the metro stations where they were found.

The Syntagma Square metro station holds a secret about the third river that flowed in Athens. Currently only two rivers flow, Kifisós and Ilissus rivers, but during the excavation, they found the dry riverbed of Eridanos River, which used to flow from Lycavittos Hill. You will see this through a glass wall of the metro station, including ancient graves from Ancient Greek, Byzatine period & Early Christian time on top of the other.

Admission is FREE!

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BorneoGrrl
Sep 04, 2007

Things to Do Near Athens

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Central Market - Varvakios Agora

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Numismatic Museum

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Benaki Museum

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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Jewish Museum

As described on the brochure of the Museum: "The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2.300 years of Jewish life in Greece.As a historical...
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Tzistarakis Mosque

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