Syntagma square : the heart of Athens
Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. It received its name from the Constitution that was forced to concede in 1843 by king Othon because of the revolution of September 3.
On September 3 the people and the militaries of Athens gathered outside the royal palace, (the building today houses the Hellenic Parliament) and demanded a constitution, the fundamental law of the state.
Syntagma square is surrounded by important buildings of the capital, such as the building of the Greek Parliament, the historic hotel “Grande Bretagne” and the Finance and Foreign Ministries.
Just outside the Parliament you can stop and watch the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the Evzones.
Also you can have a shopping experience in the most famous street called Ermou or you can enjoy the athenian nightlife.
The metro station Syntagma is right there to take you around and so are the Tram, the trolleys and the various bus lines!
Today it is the center of the town!
It’s the meeting point of the Athenians, the spot where all the demonstrations take place, the square from which you can start all the visiting to the famous athenian monuments and general it is the heart of Athens.
It is one of myathenian best city pins! Stay tuned to find out more!