Things To See And Do In Syntagma
Map Of Syntagma, Athens
Hotels in Syntagma
Syntagma square is the main square of Athens and a meeting point for a lot of Athenians. This is where Hotel Grande Bretagne is located. The building of the hotel is an artwork of neoclassic architecture and guests staying there are able to admire a great view of the city. The rooms are chic and luxurious and provide all kinds of amenities. Guests can visit the spa center or the fitness studio and swim at the indoors or impressive outdoor pool overlooking the Lycabettus Hill. Unique tastes can be experienced at the roof garden restaurant.
This hotel is located on a quiet side street at the heart of Athens. Close by are many of the city's top tourist attractions including Syntagma Square, the parliament buildings and the National Gardens. Within walking distance are the Acropolis, many museums and the national gallery.
In a privileged location within a walking distance from the picturesque Plaka district and the National Garden, Amalia Hotel in Athens is set. The 4 stars hotel provides a cozy lobby bar and a roof-top garden with marvelous view. The staff is available at the reception 24hrs and assists with any kind of services. The rooms and suites of the hotel are decorated in warm colors and feature modern amenities, promising a comfortable and unforgettable accommodation.
Reviews of Syntagma, Athens
vanessa44 04 Feb 2011Magnificent gardenThe National Garden is one of the most fresh and shadowy places that you can find in the center of Athens, filled with lush greenery, colorful flowers and several species of birds. We spent half a day walking around and exploring this magnificent environment and I noticed two lakes with ducks and a small zoo with many children around it.
Next to the zoo there is a lovely coffee shop called "The Garden". I ordered a cool drink and sat in one of these small tables that fit only two people and enjoyed the magic, almost divine atmosphere. It's strange to think that this place is actually in the heart of Athens. Even the air you breathe is different.
After an hour or so, I continued my wondering and saw some ancient monuments and mosaics. In the north side of the garden you will find busts of great Greek poets. You can spend many hours wondering around especially if you like a nature lover. If you sit somewhere near the ducks, they will approach you to ask for food.
The Garden is open for the public till sunset. A nice spot to relax in between the sightseeings and right next to the impressive building of Zappio.
yoloya 28 Nov 2010The safe city centreIndeed Syntagma is the centre of Athens. Everything, from restaurants to theatres, museums and ancient sites are only a walking distance away from Syntagma. Of course, the subway is also a great help. Best subway I've used in Europe, large clean trains, security people and timetables every 5 min. Every time in Athens, we choose a hotel in Syntagma. I know that most people are headed to Omonoia, but this is a very dangerous spot of Athens, so better avoid it, especially at night. Syntagma is a short walk from the Acropolis, Plaka, Monastiraki down the shopping street of Ermou and the beautiful National Gardens.
How can there be such a green spot in the centre of a large busy town like Athens. Once you enter the gardens, you no longer hear the noise of the cars but birds singing and the water sound of the small lakes all over. A great place for botanologists, as it has so many plant species from around the world. After a long morning walk in the gardens, we usually have coffee in Zappeio and then we head to the museums. Visiting the museums is our favorite activity in Athens, as fortunately the city has lots.
yoloya 28 Nov 2010For a coffee before sightseeingWhen I say Zappeio, I think of the impressive building of Neoclassical style that stands behind Syntagma and the National Gardens. A really impressive building and if you go closer and see through the glass door, it also has an impressive patio inside. Conferences and exhibitions take place there. Too bad that this building is not open everyday, except on conference days. On the side of Zappeio, there is a statue of the man who gave the money to build it. On the other side, there is a nice cafeteria away from noise to enjoy a morning coffee before you start to explore Athens. A short walking distance behind this cafeteria, there is the Kallimarmaro Stadium and the temple of Zeus. That's the good thing with Athens: most places you have to see are only a short walk away one from the other.