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A Stroll at Syntagma Square, Admiring the Changing of Guards
Syntagma Square is the most central square in Athens. It is an emblematic square, whose name refers to the Constitution. In the past centuries, the Athenians demanded by the King to have their rights written in a Constitution. Nowadays, there is no King and the Palace has been replaced by the Greek Parliament. This is an iconic building in the center of Athens, to say the least. In front of the Parliament, there are Guards protecting what is most valuable in a Democracy. And these Guards remain intact, no matter how many years have changed.

The Changing of the Guards is one of the major attractions in the heart of Athens. There are soldiers who have been dressed in the traditional suits of Greek fighters of freedom, guarding the exterior parts of the Greek Parliament. They stand still, with their wonderful clothes and their armor. And every single hour, there is the Changing of the Guards following an amazing ritual that is worth admiring at least once during your stay in Athens.
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There is a Metro station named after Syntagma Square. So visitors may reach the square quite easily and then head to the Greek Parliament. Alternatively, they can choose to take a stroll along Ermou Street. This is one of the most popular shopping spots in Athens. Walking up and down the paved street, they will enjoy window shopping or benefit from great bargains. And when they get hungry or just need to rest, they can sit at one of the picturesque cafés and enjoy a cup of coffee or an iced cold beverage.

A day out in the open air is always enchanting in Athens. Better yet if it is accompanied by a splendid, extraordinary experience at Syntagma Square with the Changing of Guards!
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