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The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital

Countdown to Christmas Kicks Off in Athens With Tree Lighting Ceremony

The festive season kicked off in Athens with the Christmas tree lighting at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament building on Thursday evening. Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of Athens, gave the official signal for the illumination of the giant 21-meter-high...

King Otto, the Bavarian Who Longed for His ‘Beloved Greece’

King Otto, the Bavarian prince who ruled as King of Greece from May 27, 1832 until he was deposed on October 23, 1862, was a polarizing figure who tried to bring Greece out of the chaos of revolution into...

Historic Flower Shops of Athens’ Syntagma Square Restored

A long Athenian tradition is being reborn. The inauguration of the restored historic flower shops outside Parliament took place on Wednesday. The historic flower shops of Syntagma are being revived as part of a joint initiative of the Hellenic...

Α Thousand Tourists Watched The Change of The Presidential Guard in Athens

More than a thousand tourists watched the weekly "Grand Change" of the Presidential Guard in Athens on Sunday.

The Athens Grande Bretagne Hotel is Entwined With Greek History

The historic Grande Bretagne Hotel was built less than fifty years after Greece won its independence and the modern Greek State was beginning to take form. It was built across the King's Palace and now stands across the Greek Parliament...

Beach Volleyball Tournament to be Held in Syntagma Square

The Hellenic Volleyball Federation will be hosting a beach volleyball tournament in the center of Athens on June 2nd, as the city's central square, Syntagma, will be transformed into a beach for the event. The Athens Golden Cup tournament, which...

Top Spots for Sightseeing Around Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state.

Countdown to Christmas: Athens Embraces the Festive Spirit

The City of Athens has entered the holiday season early this year, as Greece’s capital celebrated the lighting of the Syntagma Square Christmas Tree on the evening of Tuesday, November 23. “Athens’ neighborhoods have been decorated early this year, offering...

Athens’ Iconic Syntagma Square to be Transformed into Sustainable Area

Syntagma Square, the heart of Athens, will be transformed into a sustainable urban area following a vote on Monday.