Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The war memorial known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded by the city's famous statuesque evzones, the presidential guards...
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 (Syntagma, or Constitution Sq) is named for the constitution granted, after uprisings, by King Otto on 3...
Pricey Zonar’s dates from the 1920s and creates excellent pastries.
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.