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Syntagma Square

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Syntagma Square features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Athens City Guide3-day Athens City Guide5-day Athens City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • The heart of Athens
  • Archaelogical finds inside the metro station

Time required: 30 minutes

Public transport:

  • Blue Metro Line: Syntagma station
  • Red Metro Line: Syntagma station

Address: Syntagma Square, Athens

Things you need to know:

  • Syntagma Square is Athens' main square. It lies in the historic center in front of Parliament
  • The square is named after the Greek Constitution (Syntagma). King Otto was forced to issue the document in 1843 after public demonstrations taking place at the square
  • Highlights include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, top of the Ermou Street and the Syntagma subway station
  • Syntagma subway station is both a transport hub and an archaelogical museum. Finds excavated while building the station are displayed as if in a museum
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument to Greek soldiers died in battles. Traditionally dressed soldiers guard the memorial 24/7 and engage in ceremonial exercises on the hour
  • Athens' main shopping street, Ermou Street, leads off from the square. Designer boutiques and major department stores are both present there

What to do there:

  • This is a good place to stop for a rest or for a coffee near the central fountain

Tips & Insights:

  • If you use the subway system do not miss the glass wall overlooking the archaeological site

 

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