2 July, 2016
Athens: 10 things to do
Also known as “Constitution Square”, this is the heart of Athens in many ways. It’s a large, open square which often hosts holiday events, it’s the location of several of Athens’ most renowned luxury hotels, it’s an intense public transportation hub, and it actually has the Parliament Building along one side of the square. Pedestrian-only Ermou Street leads off of it, providing access to some of Athens’ better upscale shopping.
Changing of the Guard ceremonies take place at the Presidential Mansion and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is off Syntagma Square below the Hellenic Parliament.This ceremony is 24 times daily but the main one takes place each Sunday at 11 am. The two guards standing in front of the parliament without blinking, wearing a very elegant traditional Greek outfit, are certainly worth watching.