Parliament & Changing of the Guard
In front of the parliament building on Plateia Syntagmatos , the traditionally costumed evzones (guards) of the Tomb of the Unknown...
Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music
This excellent centre has three levels of exhibition space featuring local and international 20th- and 21st-century artists, a theatre,...
Athens’ central square, Constitution Sq is named for the constitution granted, after uprisings, by King Otto on 3 September 1843. Today,...
One of Athen’s premier theatres, the Pallas is centrally located and stages large productions, often in Greek.
Lay into grilled meats before a night on the town.
Plateia Syntagmatos · interesting places nearby
Designed by the Bavarian architect Von Gartner and built between 1836 and 1842, Greece’s Parliament was originally the royal palace. It was from the palace balcony that the syntagma (constitution) was declared on 3 September 1843, and in 1935 the palace became the seat of parliament. The royal family moved to a new palace, which became the presidential palace upon the abolition of the monarchy in 1974. Only the library is open to the public, though exhibitions are held in the Eleftherios Venizelos Hall.