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  • Address: Syntagma Square, Athens, Attica, Greece 10563, Greece

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Syntagma Station Tours

Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) is the heart of civic life in Athens, a popular meting place edged with the imposing Parliament of Greece (Vouli) and studded with fountains and shady trees, as well as the unique sight of kilted soldiers changing the guard outside the Monument to the Unknown Soldier with a flourish of the pompoms on their shoes. It is also a transport hub for trams and buses, and its metro station is one of the busiest in the city, where both Lines 2 and 3 stop. 

Athens is built on foundations that go back more than 9,000 years to prehistory and so it was no surprise that when excavation started to build the city’s metro system, the digging produced a perfect chronological timeline of the past. These have been innovatively displayed in situ, creating the only underground metro-station museums in the world. Altogether seven metro stations in Athens have museums, with the most interesting discoveries displayed at Acropolis, Monastiraki, Kerameikos and – most spectacular of all – Syntagma. Thousands of ancient artifacts were discovered there, from Neolithic cemeteries to sections of Greek drainage systems, mosaics, funerary urns and skeletons, many displayed behind glass. In the entrance hall a cross-section of the substrata is uncovered, displaying a prehistoric necropolis, and moving ever upwards through classical Greek, Roman and Byzantine remains, charting the development of the city through the millennia. 

Practical Info

Syntagma Station is open Monday through Thursday and on Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and on weekends until 2:30 a.m. Take the metro to Syntagma Square.

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Athens Metro Stations Tour: Underground Treasures and Excavations, Athens, null
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Athens Metro Stations Tour: Underground Treasures and Excavations

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Head below ground on a UNESCO-approved tour of Athens’ metro stations excavations, and discover incredible ruins and relics that date back to the days of ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $176.78
City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Athens, Walking Tours
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City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the best sights in Athens on-board our iconic open-top double-decker City Sightseeing tour bus. With 3 routes to choose from – Athens, Piraeus and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 24 to 72 hrs

From USD $23.73
Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center, Athens, Hop-on ... 
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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One for all you history buffs! Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with an expert local guide! Venture inside the ancient ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.27
Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour, Athens, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour

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Be transported back in time to Ancient Greece on this private, 3-hour tour of the Ancient Agora of Athens. With a private guide, wander around the Doric ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.65
Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum

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Visit one of the world's great museums, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens on this three-hour private walking tour. The museum houses the most ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.51
Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

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Visit Greece's finest private museum on this 3-hour private walking tour from Athens. The museum contains the vast collection of Antonis Benakis, accumulated ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Walking Tour: Best of Athens, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Walking Tour: Best of Athens

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Experience the best Athens has to offer on this 3-hour private walking tour. From the famous pom pom wearing Presidential guards at the House of Parliament to ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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