Syntagma Square

Point of interest in Athens, Attica

The central Square of Athens and one of the most photographed spots of the capital that is located in front of the Greek Parliament.

Plateia Sintagmatos, (Constitution Square), is located in the city center of Athens in front of the Greek Parliament. This is a square 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 received its modern name for the Constitution granted to Greek people by king Otto after long popular uprisings that took place in the square.

In the eastern part of the Sintagma Square, there is 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 of its long history. The Tomb is being guarded by Evzones, the traditionally dressed guards that march synchronized and offer great scenery. Every Sunday, at 11:00, am a whole platoon march to the Tomb from Vasilissis Sofias accompanied by a band.

Due to the existence of the Parliament, Plateia Sintagmatos is a commonplace of gathering when people demonstrate.

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Last Update: 17 Feb 2021
Location
address Pl. Sintagmatos, Athens 105 63, Greece
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transportation Served by metro lines 2 and 3. Connected with the international airport by metro or direct bus line.