Holidays in Syntagma Square

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This ancient square is the beating heart of modern-day Athens as well as the city’s main transport hub.

Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) is one of the busiest locations in Athens, not least because it is the hub of the public transport system. Buses, trolley buses, trams and the metro disgorge passengers night and day into the city centre, from where it’s a short walk to the Acropolis and all the most popular tourist attractions as well as the entertainment and shopping districts.

Syntagma may not be Athens’ prettiest square but it’s certainly one of its most iconic. Images of the bulky Parliament Building that dominates one side are beamed around the world’s news stations whenever a story about Greece makes the headlines. Visitors flock here to see the changing of the guard, which happens on the hour every day in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For the full ceremony on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. and on official holidays the guards sport traditional costumes of tunics and kilts similar to those worn during the Minoan era, teamed with white tights and eye-catching pom-pom slippers. With music provided by an army band, this is always a popular event so make sure you get in place early for the best view of the action, and don’t forget your camera.

Locals use Syntagma as a place to meet friends or take a break from work or shopping. In the hot summer months the water fountain in the centre provides cooling refreshment, and the tree-lined lawns at either end of the square offer shade from the sun’s beating rays. It’s a perfect place to people-watch from one of the many cafés that border the square, as well as a popular spot to feed the famous pigeons.

Syntagma Square is bordered by Vassileos Georgiou A’ Street to the north and Othonos Street to the south. Marble steps on the east side house the metro station below, conveniently served by lines 2 and 3.

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5574 Cheap Hotels Near Syntagma Square

The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
The price is AU$195 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Athens Central Market, Monastiraki Flea Market, and Roman Agora. Acropolis Museum ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (206 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay at the Pinnacle Athens September 3rd-4th. The staff was great. Communication could not have been any better. The location was very convenient to all the major attractions. Several restaurants are within walking distance. We highly recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2021

The Pinnacle Athens
Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$210 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Theatre of Dionysus and Museum ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (982 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

Athens Gate Hotel
Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5 out of 5
15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$353 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ermou Street, Acropolis Museum and Monastiraki Flea Market. Ancient Agora of Athens ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (963 reviews)
"Hotel is very centrally located. Walkable to most historical sites. A lot of food options in the area. Breakfast was great every morning with great views."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Electra Metropolis Athens
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Top Syntagma Square Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Astor Hotel
Astor Hotel
4 out of 5
16 Karagiorgi Servias Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$122 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Astor Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$210 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Athens Gate Hotel
Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5 out of 5
15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$353 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Electra Metropolis Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
The price is AU$195 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
The Pinnacle Athens
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5 out of 5
18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$285 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Electra Palace Athens
Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
3 out of 5
7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$174 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Plaka Hotel
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
4 out of 5
15-17 Ermou, Athens, Atikki
The price is AU$210 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
5 out of 5
3 Vasileos Georgiou A' Street, Syntagma Square, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$483 per night from 18 Sep. to 18 Sep.
King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5 out of 5
19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$225 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Divani Palace Acropolis
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