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Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) Tours

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Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos)
Also known as Constitution Square, Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) is a huge public plaza stretching out in front of Athens’ parliament building. Gleaming with white marble and beautiful statues, it’s a great place for people watching. Many of the city's most important streets begin here, including Ermou Street and Vassilissis Sofias Avenue.
                       
The Basics
Dating to the turn of the 19th century, this square was built on what was, at the time, the eastern edge of town. It was originally known as Palace Square because it was to be the site of King Otto's palace, after the Greek capital was shifted to Athens. Today it attracts locals and tourists alike, owing to its central location and proximity to many of the most important attractions in Athens. Many city tours pass through or stop at the square.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Note that demonstrations are occasionally held here; they were frequent during the Greek financial crisis.
  • There are wheelchair-accessible restaurants directly on Syntagma Square.
  • Remember sun protection, particularly if you’re visiting in the summer, as the square offers little shade.

How to Get There
Situated across the street from the Athens National Garden, Syntagma Square is a major transport hub, with plenty of buses stopping at or near the square. The Syntagma Metro Station is accessible from a few different points across the square; lines 2 and 3 of the Athens Metro and line 4 (Aristotle) and line 5 (Plato) of the Athens Tram stop here.

When to Get There
The square is a 24-hour attraction, though it’s most interesting in the day or early evening. In front of the parliament building, the elite Presidential Guards (Evzones) guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier around the clock; watch the official Changing of the Guard at 11am on Sundays. On other days, the guards march and change places hourly.

The Old Royal Palace
The neoclassical parliament building at one end of Syntagma Square was built as the Royal Palace around 1843 for the unwelcome King Otto of Bavaria. It was temporarily vacated after a fire in 1909, though some royals lived here until the monarchy was abolished in the 1920s. Before becoming the headquarters of parliament, it served a variety of purposes, including as a refugee shelter, a museum, and a World War II hospital.
Address: Pl. Sintagmatos, Athens 10563, Greece
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
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Small-Group Athens Twilight Tour with Drinks and Meze Dishes

Small-Group Athens Twilight Tour with Drinks and Meze Dishes

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Experience Athens’ illuminated sights and nightlife on a small-group tour. With a local guide, witness the Greek capital at its after-dark best and learn how Athenians relax, eat, drink, and party. Soak up the floodlit landmarks, discover the lively nighttime districts, hear urban myths, and visit three bars to sample local spirits and mouthwatering ‘meze’ appetizers. End at an uptempo music spot, enjoying foot-stomping Greek ‘bouzouki’ guitar folk music.
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

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Be taught how to make real Greek food and enjoy dinner with a view on this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in vibrant Monastiraki and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes, from tzatziki to spinach pie, with hands-on guidance from an experienced chef. Then, when the food is ready, head up to the roof to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you take in unbeatable views of the Acropolis of Athens, the UNESCO-listed jewel in Athens’ crown. This small-group tour is limited to just eight participants.
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

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Sightsee around Athens, Cape Sounion and Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver. Combining three top-selling tours at a discounted price, and designed for those with pre-booked overnight accommodation, the tour spotlights the best of Athens and two of Greece’s classical treasures. On one day, discover top Athens attractions including the Acropolis, and take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, home to the stunning Temple of Poseidon. Couple the day up with a full-day trip to the spectacular mountainside temples and stadium at Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest archaeological wonders.
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Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

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Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
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Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Admire ancient treasures side-by-side with modern marvels on this full-day sightseeing tour of Athens and Cape Sounion. Visit the famous Acropolis and Temple of Olympic Zeus, plus contemporary Athenian highlights like Panathinaikon Stadium and Parliament House. Savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch, and travel to Cape Sounion in the afternoon for spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched dramatically atop sea cliffs.
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

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See ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Garden and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
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Athens City Tour with The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and The Agora Museum

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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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  • 9 hours
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Small-Group Food Tour and Wine Tasting in Athens by Night

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Sample the cuisine of Athens with this evening food tour. You'll meet your guide at Syntagma Square and head out to a local deli to sample cheeses, meats and other delicacies. You'll also get to sample raki, a traditional Greek spirit, along with all sorts of local wine.
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Piraeus Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

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Athens Private Half Day Guided Tour for Small Groups

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Visit the classical wonders and modern highlights of Athens’ old town without piling onto a packed bus for an impersonal large group tour. On this private tour, stop at a range of local landmarks including the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy of Athens and the iconic, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis. Walk the old town streets of Plaka with your private guide and discover the culinary hotspots and cultural gems hidden down these alleys.
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6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

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There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
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  • 6 hours
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$171.37
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Night photo shoot in Athens

Night photo shoot in Athens

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Capture memories of your trip to Athens when the ancient sites are illuminated during this evening photoshoot. Walk around the city center and stop at famous landmarks, secret spots, cool bars, lit-up fountains and anywhere else that may be perfect for portrait photography. Then, a few days after the tour, receive 40 retouched, high-definition photos from your shoot directly in your email so you can easily share with your friends and family.
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$53.93
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Athens Highlights Evening Tour with Meze Dinner - Private Experience

Athens Highlights Evening Tour with Meze Dinner - Private Experience

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Experience Athens at its most enchanting — as darkness falls — on this 4-hour evening walking tour. Admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis and roam the alleyways of Plaka past tavernas filled with cheerful locals. Continue by classical sites bathed in moonlight and learn about their role during Athen’s Golden Age between 500 and 300 BC. Lastly, discover Monastiraki’s flea market and join the locals at a bar in picturesque Psyrri, savoring a drink and traditional ‘mezedes’ appetizers.
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  • 4 hours
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$167.78
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Best Of Ancient Athens Private Tour

Best Of Ancient Athens Private Tour

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From ancient monuments and medieval churches to world-class museums and high-end boutiques, it's hard to get bored in Athens. No visit to Athens is complete without checking out the plethora of historical sites that run throughout the city Highlights. Parthenon, Ancient Agora, Panathenaic Stadium, New Acropolis Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Trilogy Of Athens, Temple Of Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, Lycabettus Hill, Plaka (old historical neighborhood of Athens)
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  • 8 hours
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$413.45
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Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Athens at a cooler time of the day—during the evening. Enjoy a hassle-free tour with round-trip transport included. You’ll see many Athens top sites from the comfort of a private vehicle, including the hill of Acropolis, the Parthenon, Parliament, and Lycabettus Hill. By going on a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
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$139.02
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Private ( All Inclusive) Visit Acropolis & Food Tour

Private ( All Inclusive) Visit Acropolis & Food Tour

This tour will take you to Athens in all possible ways. We will find Ancient Athens everywhere on this route.Our first stop will be the most beautiful, the most ancient and the most imposing monument in the world. The Acropolis. Then we proceed to visit the most beautiful Neoclassical building in Europe. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens and part of the so-called Trilogy. The organization of the Academy of Athens, whose title harks back to the ancient Academy of Plato, was first established on 18 March 1926. After this visit we head to the heart of Modern Athens and try our 'Tastings' to get to know it better. We will see Varvakio .... Varvakios Agora (Athens Central Market).Finally we will stop at the well-known " Miran ", a taste of" tsipouro "or" ouzo "with pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork from the north or south of Greece.
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  • 4 hours
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$370.75
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$370.75
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