DISCOVER THE ENCHANTING HEART OF ATHENS
Syntagma is unquestionably where the heart of Athens beats and definitely the ideal place to start sightseeing and exploring the Greek capital. Syntagma Square, surrounded by historical hotels and impressive buildings, is the center of the area and is considered as the top meeting spot among locals and tourists. You will be astonished by the majesty of the Greek Parliament looming over the Square, being the palace of King Otto in the early 19th century.
Take a moment to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, commemorating the Greek soldiers that have died for their country. Watch the changing of the Presidential Guard taking place every one hour by the Evzones. Of course, stroll along Ermou street, the long paved walkway being the top shopping destination of Athens, lined with numerous shops, international chains, local brands and street artists. Ermou street stretches from Syntagma Square to Monastiraki and Thission. Shop till you drop and take a rest at the bench of Kapnikarea church. Ermou is crossed by picturesque alleys like Nikis and Voulis streets, where you can relax enjoying a nice coffee or a filling meal.
Visit the National Garden, right next to the Parliament, and Zappeion Hall Garden, walk around the park discover see an oasis of green and nature in the centre of the capital! The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens is another must-see place, also very close to Plaka and Monastiraki.