Syntagma Square Tours

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Syntagma Square is the heart of modern Athens. Also known as Constitution Square, it is a huge public plaza stretching out in front of the Greek Parliament Building. The scene for many celebrations and demonstrations, the square has recently been refurbished as part of the development of the Athens metro system.

Gleaming with white marble and suitably formal with its symmetry and statues, it is a place for meeting friends, sheltering from the sun under trees, or just sitting and people watching. Many of the city's most important streets begin here: Ermou Street for expensive shopping, and Vassilissis Sophias Avenue, also known as Museum Mile.

The neoclassical Parliament Building at one end of Syntagma Square was built around 1843 as a palace for the unwelcome King Otto of Bavaria. It had 365 rooms and one bathroom. Hopefully when it was remodeled in 1910 to house Parliament this ratio was changed. The square was once Queen Amalia's private gardens.

In front of the Parliament Building, the elite Presidential Guards, or Ezvones, guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24 hours a day and you can watch the official Changing of the Guard at 11am on Sundays. On other days they march around and change places every hour.

Practical Info

Syntagma metro station is below and has several entrances around the square. Syntagma Square is a hub for transport in Athens and there are buses galore. From here you can also catch the coastal tram to the beaches. The National Gardens are just across the road from the square.

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Address: Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece
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Hours: Open daily 24hrs
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Admission: Free
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 3.5-hour morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$63.50 USD
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this 3-hour Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historical heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$45.03 USD
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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

Check off the top sights on your Athens must-see list during this 5-hour excursion with private guide. Explore the iconic Acropolis and its ancient temples, and relive the highlights of the first modern Olympic Games at Panathinaikos Stadium. You’ll also check out Syntagma Square, pass by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Dionysos Theater, the National Gardens of Greece and much more. A flexible itinerary means you call the shots on what to do and where to go. Your private guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$115.45 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Essential Athens Highlights: Private Half Day or Full Day walking Tour

Spend a half day exploring the fascinating ancient monuments and vibrant culture of modern-day Athens. Join your guide on a route that takes you through the most important relics of the ancient Greek empire, including the Acropolis, Theater of Dionysus, Agora and Temple of Zeus. See where the modern Olympic Games were held, and stroll through the city’s bustling markets. This private, 4-hour tour can be customized to suit the pace and interests of the group for a fantastic introduction to the Greek capital.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$300.18 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Athens Half Day Private Tour

This private 4-hour tour of Athens is ideal for those with limited time in Greece’s history-rich capital. Tick off all of Athens’ most popular attractions as you travel with ease and efficiency between landmarks such as the Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panthenon and the Agora of Athens. This private tour means you can choose between a morning or afternoon departure, and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$86.59 USD
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Self-Guided Tour

Discover Athens in relaxed style on a 4-hour self-guided tour, with just a private driver and your own comfortable vehicle. Be chauffeured around the sights, and admire top attractions including the Panatheniac Stadium and Temple of Zeus on your own. Watch the guard-change at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the ruined Agora, and walk up to the Acropolis to witness the spectacular Parthenon and other ancient temples. If there’s somewhere you want to spend more time, just tell your driver; the itinerary can be tailored around your preferences.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$46.18 USD
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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Discover the best of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on this full-day Super Saver — a combination of two popular tours for a great discounted price. Start with a guided morning stroll around top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, the charming old Plaka district, and more. Then, take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to see its classical showpieces, including the Parthenon. Finish with a scenic afternoon trip to see the Temple of Poseidon, a 5th-century BC temple perched on sea cliffs at Cape Sounion.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$90.40 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Athens led by an expert guide. Visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital; capture photographs of the colossal Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue of the first ever Olympic games; admire the ancient grandeur of the Temple of Olympian Zeus; and browse informative exhibits inside the Acropolis Museum. Gain fascinating insight into the rich legends and myths of ancient Greece during this comprehensive tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$138.55 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

Take a whirlwind tour of Athens history in a private taxi driven by your guide. You’ll the city’s fascinating historical highlights in just half a day, including the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Hear fascinating commentary along the way, choose between a morning or afternoon departure to best fit your schedule, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$63.50 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$62.35 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$63.50 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens during this 3.5-hour history-themed sightseeing tour of this iconic city’s major sights. Get a sense for the wealth of historical sites in Athens during panoramic drive past attractions like Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, the National Library and more. After reliving the athletic glories of the first ‘modern’ Olympics at Panathinaiko Stadium you’ll head for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis where you’ll explore the Parthenon and temple of Athena. A guide, entrance fees and round-trip transport from select hotels is also covered.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$57.73 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Acropolis and Athens Highlights Private Tour

Delve deep into the history of ancient Greece on a 4-hour private tour of the ancient ruins of Athens. Visit the ruins on Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, and much more. Discover what each building was used for over 2,000 years ago and what daily life was like for the ancient Greeks as you admire the ruins and views of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$39.25 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

Admire Athens’ star attractions and the classical site of Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver — combining two best-selling tours for one discounted price. On one day, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights, including Syntagma Square and a guided walk around the stunning monuments of the ancient, rocktop Acropolis. On the next or previous day — your choice — take a day trip to Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest ancient treasures. Tour the mountainside site, with its Temple of Apollo, stadium and sanctuaries, and hear all about its captivating history.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$191.19 USD
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$43.87 USD
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

See Ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this 3-hour Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Gardens and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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$51.95 USD
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  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a 4-hour food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy more than 15 tastings that make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. You'll visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$75.05 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Make the most of your time in Greece with this full-day private guided walking tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the ancient Agora. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a ride along the coastal rode. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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$460.66 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

Make the most of your time in port in Piraeus with a private half-day shore excursion to Athens. Unravel the secrets of Ancient Greece as you walk around the monumental ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens (entrance not included) and the Parthenon. Then, hop aboard a minivan to see the rest of the city, including the lively Syntagma Square, the Panathinaikon Olympic Stadium and ancient landmarks like the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Best of all: your tour is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$89.74 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

Sightsee around Athens, Cape Sounion and Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver. Combining three top-selling tours at a discounted price, and designed for those with pre-booked overnight accommodation, the tour spotlights the best of Athens and two of Greece’s classical treasures. On one day, discover top Athens attractions including the Acropolis, and take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, home to the stunning Temple of Poseidon. Couple the day up with a full-day trip to the spectacular mountainside temples and stadium at Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest archaeological wonders.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$242.11 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Athens City Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide

Explore both ancient and modern Athens on this half-day sightseeing tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. You’ll travel by luxury coach to attractions such as Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games. Of course, no trip to Athen would be complete without visiting the Acropolis and its famous monuments. Central Athens hotel pickup and drop-off make this tour extra convenient.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$63.50 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

Get up close to Athens’ main highlights on this fascinating 6.5-hour tour, with a local guide. Traveling between the sites by comfortable minivan, visit the Acropolis to explore its treasures, including the Parthenon and Nike Temple. Take a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum; stroll around the ancient relics of the Agora; and enjoy a panoramic tour to witness the Panathinaikos Stadium and Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.This tour is limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from a guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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$152.40 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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8-Day Tour of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

See the greatest hits of Greece with this 8-day/7-night trip to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. Take a guided tour of Athens, seeing all th main sites, including the Acropolis. Then board a ferry for the ride to Mykonos, enjoying the deep blue Aegean Sea along the way. On Mykonos, tour the island, strolling down its marble streets and relaxing on the beach. After a ferry ride to insanely beautiful Santorini, take some time to soak up the iconic views.
  • Duration: 7 days
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$1,600.20 USD
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  • Duration: 7 days
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