- 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
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.
- Syntagma - Metro
- Electra Roof Garden
- GB Roof Garden
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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
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.
Nice place to visit. You will find big crowds of tourists here all day long. The Hellenic Parliament is the parliament of Greece located in the Old Royal Palace overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens. It is the former palace of the Greek Royal Family. Every hour, the changing of the guard ceremony, performed by the Presidential Guard, is conducted in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the area between the Syntagma Square and Parliament building.
There is always something going on there, is it a strike or something else you will definitely feel excitement!
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..