Athens Syntagma

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Syntagma Athens: Syntagma square (Constitution square) is located at the centre of modern Athens. It faces the Greek Parliament, this impressive palace that used to be the residency of King Otto. In front of this aristocratic building are the soldiers, known as the Evzones who guard the Greek Parliament wearing the traditional Greek uniform.

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Today, Syntagma square houses the homonymous metro station and a couple of nice cafes. It is worth mentioning that it is one of the largest squares in Greece surrounded by beautiful luxurious hotels, a lot of travel agencies and many exchange booths.

Right opposite the square are many taxis and bus stations for the best convenience of the tourists. Within a short walking distance from Syntagma you can access some of the most picturesque neighbourhoods of Athens like Plaka, Monastiraki, Thissio and Psiri. Ermou street, the most famous shopping street in Athens, begins from the square.

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How to get to Syntagma

There are many ways to reach Syntagma, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Syntagma: 30.5 km / 18.9 miles | Piraeus port to Syntagma: 17 km / 10.5 miles 

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Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Syntagma” on lines 2 and 3. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: Since Syntagma is one of the most central regions in Athens, there are many bus stops nearby. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

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  • vanessa44 04 Feb 2011
    Magnificent garden
    The 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 2010
    The safe city centre
    Indeed 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 2010
    For a coffee before sightseeing
    When 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.

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