ParliamentCurrently Open [Closes at 01:30 pm]
- Address: Parliament House, (Megaro Voulis) 100 21 Athens, Greece
- Timings: 09:00 am - 01:30 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103238434
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
Parliament - Review
The Parliament of Athens is an important site to the modern political city of Athens. Greece was where democracy began and this is the place that carries that torch today. The change of guard ceremony that takes place here every hour is an important tourist attraction.
The building was constructed in the 1800s and has a neoclassical feel to it. Although you cannot enter the building it is worthwhile to see it from the outside while visiting Syntagma square. The architecture belongs to a period that is not often associated with Greece so it is an interesting sight to see. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 7 days.
- Free access to the library.
- The building is not open to the public but it is a sight worth seeing near Syntagma Square. Tours can be arranged for schools.
- The library of the building is however open to the public for which the timings have been given.
How To reach Parliament by Public Transport
- Syntagma - Metro
Restaurants Near Parliament
- Electra Roof Garden
- GB Roof Garden
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Things to Know Before Visiting Parliament
18.1% of people who visit Athens include Parliament in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
63.33% of people start their Parliament visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Parliament
72.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Parliament
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Parliament, Athens Reviews
The Greek Parliament was built in 1843 and this historical building was meant originally to become the Palace of the Greek royal family. The building underwent different renovations and is surely worth a visit. Every hour there is a spectacular show of the Change of the Guards. Big crowds gather each time to watch this event since it represents a nice old tradition. While you are there, watch also the monument of the Unknown Soldier in the front.
The former palace of the Greek Royal Family - hosting the Parliament Of Greece for the moment and a potential museum for the future, this building has a very interesting story behind it that most people are unaware off. Maybe that's the reason that most of them don't actually get the monument on the ground floor or the changing of the guards. Shame, as you can visit the museum inside the Parliament Building and get yourself to study the different aspects of History throughout! Highly recommended, must give it a try!
I happened to show up perfectly for the guards' performance. I guess its worth seeing but not too special. 5 stars just to contribute raising its score..
There should have been some documentation on the strange footwork done when they changed guards.
A wonderful sight! Right in front of the Greek Parliament these evzones stand still for hours! Big crowds of tourists go by all day long. After some time waiting they are even allowed to stand up next to them so they can take some pictures with the soldiers. Beware though, both greek police and the army are standing by guarding the evzones so don't get any crazy ideas about composition! As for the parliament itself, it's a very well made building with lovely architecture and plenty of details!