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Plateia Syntagmatos

TIME : 2016/2/18 18:53:08

Athens’ central square, Constitution Sq is named for the constitution granted, after uprisings, by King Otto on 3 September 1843. Today, the square serves as a major transport hub, the location of parliament (on the eastern, uphill side) and also, therefore, the epicentre of demonstrations and strikes.

Surrounded by high-end hotels and businesses, the square itself has a marble fountain, a metro entrance and two cafes, which are prime spots for people-watching. The western side of the square marks the beginning of one of Athens’ main commercial districts, along pedestrianised Ermou.