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Hellenic Parliament, Athens
(3.2/5 based on 650 reviews on the web)
Guarded by soldiers dressed in traditional attire, monumental Hellenic Parliament originally served as the official residence of Otto, the first modern king of Greece. Home to the country's supreme democratic institution since 1934, the building sits on the eastern side of a major public square in Athens. Built in the 1830s following the design of Bavarian architect Friedrich von Gartner, the building remains one of the city's major architectural treasures. The formal changing of the guards, an elaborate event resembling a slow and carefully choreographed dance, happens on the hour. Plan your Hellenic Parliament visit and explore what else you can see and do in Athens using our Athens trip generator.
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  • In a large building on Syntagma Square, it is very easy to reach, you zip to see the changing of the guard.
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  • One of the most esteemed buildings in Greece, the Greek Parliament and unknown soldier. Istorikotato building that is there to remind us, to lead us, to continue to exist.
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  • it is interesting for the people that wants to know the story of the country that are visited. You can take a lot of photos for free and go with a tour guide inside.