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Plateia Sintagmatos
Plateia Sintagmatos, (Constitution Square), is located in the city centre in front of the Greek Parliament. Plateia Sintagmatos is of great importance for Athens and all Greece. Until 1843 it was called "Plateia Anaktoron" (Royal Palace Square) because the building of the Parliament used to be the Royal Palace. It took its modern name for the Constitution granted by king Otto after long popular uprisings that took place in the square. At the eastern part of the Sintagma Square you can find the "Mnimeio tou Agnostou Stratioti" (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), a monument dedicated to every soldier that died fighting for the freedom of Greece during the many wars fought in its long history. The Tomb is being guarded by Evzones, the traditionally dressed guards that march synchronised and offer a great scene. Every Sunday, at 11:00 am a whole platoon march to the Tomb from Vasilissis Sofias accompanied by a band. Because of the Parliament, Plateia Sintagmatos is a common place of gathering when people demonstrate.
How to get there: Plateia Sintagmatos is in the city centre and all public transport have stations there. It is served by metro lines 2 and 3 and is connected with the international airport.
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