Syntagma square is the most central square of Athens. Syntagma means constitution and took its name from the Constitution that the first King of Greece Otto was obliged to grant, after an uprising on 3 September 1843. In front of Syntagma square is located the Greek parliament, built in 19th Century to house the first Royal Family of Greece. Syntagma Square is surrounded by many main Athenian streets such as Amalias, Stadiou and Filellinon and its just a short walk from other neighborhoods of Athens like Plaka, Monastiraki and Psiri.
Syntagma square is the most common meeting place and its right next to the most famous shopping street, Ermou. Took its name from God Hermes, protector of trade, it is a pedestrian zone and is the city’s best known and busy shopping center. Ermou street is one and a half kilometer long and connects Syntagma with Kerameikos.
What to see and do around Syntagma
1. Greek Parmiament and National Gardens
3. Church of Panagia Kapnikarea
4. Mitropoleos Street and The Athenian Cathedral
.5. Taste amazing wines at winebars in Voulis street
If you want to learn more about this district join us on our free walking tour! See details here.
The eurekAthens team!