Syntagma Square

After 53 Years, Athens' Kentrikon Restaurant Serves its Last Meal

One of the most historic eateries in central Athens has served its last meal. Kentrikon Restaurant, which earned a reputation for serving quality, home-style meals to a clientele of famous musicians, actors, and politicians, has shut its doors after...

Outrage as Protester Steps on Athens' Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Social media users in Greece are expressing outrage over photos of a man stepping and apparently resting on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens' Syntagma Square. According to reports, the culprit was participating in a demonstration against the...

Christmas Tree Lights Up in Athens

The Christmas season officially kicked off in Athens on Tuesday after city mayor Giorgos Kaminis lit up the Christmas tree in Syntagma square, shortly after 7pm. "Christmas and New Years are days of joy and hope. It is an opportunity...

As Heatwave Persists, Conditions Worsen for Evzones Guards

The prolonged heatwave plaguing the country and the capital in particular, causes all sorts of problems for Athenians. Those suffering more -and in silence- though, are stray animals and the Evzones in Syntagma square. The fustanella-wearing guards standing in front...

Hotel Grande Bretagne to Fund Lighting of Syntagma Square in Athens

Lampsa Hellenic Hotels, owner of Hotel Grande Bretagne in Syntagma Square, has approached the City of Athens offering to fund the replacement and upgrading of the lights in the capital’s central square. According to a Kathimerini newspaper report, the City...

The Emblematic Grande Bretagne Hotel, Entwined With Greek History

It was built less than 50 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 at Syntagma Square....

Athens Celebrates 72nd Anniversary of Liberation From the German Army

"They are leaving! They are leaving!" was the joyous slogan heard from balconies, windows and rooftops as Athenians ran out onto the streets to join the throngs heading for Syntagma Square to celebrate the departure of the German occupying...

Pokemon Go Players Occupy Central Athens

The "Pokemon Go" craze has hit Greece for good, as hundreds of players occupied Syntagma Square and Monastiraki on Saturday night with their eyes glued to their smart phones. Hundreds of people aged 15-25 heeded the call through Facebook and...

Protestors Flood Syntagma Square Yelling, 'Resign, Tsipras!' [pics]

A flood of protestors of all ages gathered at Syntagma Square at 6:30 pm on Wednesday calling for the resignation of the Greek government. The anti-government rally, was organized on social media by the new "Resign" movement that has...

"Resign!" Movement Demonstrate Today in Front of Greek Parliament

The non-partisan protest movement that organizers have named "Resign!" is to take place today at 6:30 pm at Syntagma Square, in front of the Greek Parliament. The "Resign!" movement is the initiative of certain individuals who call on the government...