Syntagma Square is the central city square of Athens, located directly opposite the Parliament Building, formerly known as the old Royal Palace. The original name given to it during the planning of Athens was the “Square of the Muses.” However, after the Palace was erected, it was renamed, the Palace Square. But on September 3rd, 1843, following a boisterous public rally demanding that a constitution be established, it was again renamed, this time, Syntagma (Constitution) Square. The square is bordered by Amalias street, which runs directly in front of the Parliament building and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Vassileos Georgiou I street to the north, Philellinon street on the west, and Othonos street to the south. Beneath the square is the Syntagma Metro station.
It is worth mentioning that the numbering of the streets in Athens starts from Syntagma, and all distances to the major cities of Greece are measured from Syntagma, as well. Due to its extremely close proximity to the original Palace and current Parliament building, the square has been at the center of many major political and social events, such as the 3rd of September revolution, the raucous rallies on the day of Greece’s liberation from the Germans on October 12, 1944, the civil war events of December, 1944 and, naturally, most political speeches given by party leaders during election times.
What do tourists see when they come to Greece? Which side do they know and what they take with them as a memory? Only ancient monuments of a civilization that belongs to all humanity? A tremendous mythology, tradition and history? And their acquaintance with modern Greek creation, what is it exactly? A theater has developed a whole program specifically for the tourist groups (students... read more
Discover ancient Greece on a unique theatrical show with the famous myth of Theseus and Minotaur that will energize all your senses and create memories to be shared. Experience the magic of Love and be part of one of the greatest myth of all time. Discover the famous myth through a journey in time when Gods, Monsters and Heroes walked the earth. Experience and enhance your knowledge about ancient Greece... read more
The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas, presents a new permanent exhibition space, open from Monday, 8 January 2018, in the heart of Athens, within a small distance from the Hellenic Parliament. In a unique historic Art Nouveau building, Pindarou 6 and Acadimias St. in Kolonaki (which once belonged to the family of Queen Aspasia Manou, wife of Alexander I), with a total area of 700 square... read more
Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more
Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more
What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more