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Syntagma Square

Πλατεία Συντάγματος
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#5 of Best Things to Do in Athens
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Open year round, 24/7
Recommended sightseeing time:1-2 hours
Address:
Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, GreeceMap
Phone+30-21-03254708
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Constitution Square (Syntagma Square) is the main square in Athens, the Greek capital, located before the Greek Parliament, named after the Greek Constitution approved by King Otto on September 3, 1843 after the uprising. Constitution Square is north to Vassileos Georgiou A Street, south to Othonos Street, west to Filellinon Street, east to Amalie Street. Below the square is the subway station, and the nearby outdoor cafes are a popular downtown gathering place. There are two green areas north and south of the square, planted with shade trees, and the center is a large fountain to spend the hot summer with the Athenians. The most attractive spot on Constitution Square is the Unknown Soldiers Memorial (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) in front of the Greek Parliament building, built in 1928 to commemorate the unsung Greek heroes who died in the war to escape Turkish rule. The main body of the Unknown Soldiers Memorial is the Unknown Soldiers relief, an ancient Greek warrior wearing a helmet lying on a slab. On both sides of the reliefs are two famous words: "This is the tomb of the world's outstanding soldiers", "is the spiritual bed for the unnamed soldiers". The reliefs are inscribed with 11 place names on the bottom left and 12 on the bottom right, all places where the Greek army and the foreign-army have fought in history. Every hour, a presidential guard change ceremony is held in front of the unnamed martyr's tomb between the square and the parliament. On Sundays and official holidays, most guards participate in the changing of guard and are accompanied by military bands.

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