The Syntagma Square
Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens City. Syntagma Square is named after the first Constitution. In result to a popular and military uprising on September 3, 1843 the first King of Greece Otto was obliged to grant it.
It is located in front of the 19th century Old Royal Palace, housing the Greek Parliament since 1934. Syntagma Square is the most important square of Athens City. Not only from both a historical and social point of view, but also as the epicenter of commercial activity and Greek politics. It is a popular city-center gathering place.
The eastern side of the square is higher than the western. Dominated by a set of marble steps leading to Amalias Avenue; beneath these lies the Syntagma metro station. It also includes two green areas to the north and south, planted with shade trees. Moreover, in the center is a large mid-19th century water fountain.
Visit the Syntagma Square with one of our tours:
- Athens Morning Sightseeing Tour With Visit Of Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum
- Athens Afternoon Sightseeing Tour With Visit Of Acropolis and Parthenon – April till October
- 7 Day Combined Tour Package to Athens City and Santorini Island
- 7 Day Combined Tour Package to Athens City and Mykonos Island
- 8 Day Combined Tour Package to the Islands and Historical Sites of Greece
- Athens By Night Tour With Folklore Show and Dinner
How to Visit
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The panoramic bus tour was very nice. we could see the syntagma square and the change of the guard! Very emotional ceremony.
With the sightseeing bus you can stop everywhere. One of the place is the syntagma square, very close to shopping places and nice restaurants.
I really enjoyed the change of hte guards.