# Syntagma Square - the sister and I happened to pass by the Hellenic Parliament Building at this square during a change of guard ceremony, must observe...and some others I intend to go back for... #fingerscrossed# Philopappos Hill, for a heart staggering view of the city# Museum of Cycladic Art # Church of Panagia Kapnikarea# Benizelou Mansion, one of the oldest houses in the city#Book myself a session at the Al Hammam Traditional Baths # Walk through Plaka, Anafiotika, Psiri, vibrant and diverse pockets in the city that boast of unique sceneries, great ambience and lovely food# Watch a movie at the Cine Paris# Beaches, easily accessible since a large part of Athens is near the seaAthens, where history lies under the sun #1 Athens, where history lies under the sun #2
The trip began with touchdown at Athens, and check-in at the Hilton which is very well located with a metro station close by. Step out of the hotel and the first thing you see at the crossing is the spectacular thirty feet high Runner Man glass sculpture. Syntagma Square one of the main squares of the city is at a walking distance from the hotel. The word Syntagma means Constitution and almost all major historical events have taken place at or around this square. You can see the Parliament building at the top of the square and at the bottom is Ermou Street which is closed to traffic since it is a shopper's delight! The ceremonial changing of the guards outside the Parliament building ( earlier the King's Palace) is a unique spectacle. The guards - Evzones- guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in addition to the Parliament.