Syntagma square is one of the most famous squares in Athens. It is located directly in front of the lovely old Royal Palace that houses the Greek Parliament. It is a must see when you visit Athens. A good suggestion is to visit early in the morning. I went there in August which is high season, but if you visit around 7 am there are less people around and you can have the palace guards almost to yourself for taking photos. Don't forget to check out the famous hotel Grande Bretagne which is just off to the side of Syntagma square. Additionally, a lot of hop on hop off sightseeing busses stop in front of the square.
Such an amazing square to hang out and enjoy the beautiful view. From this square, you can walk to Ermou Street, a pedestrian walking paradise, with all sort of stores. You can turn left at the end and go to Plaka area and enjoy an whole array of shops, selling Olive oils to fruits, nuts to all sort of souvenirs, with the Acropolis in the background. A must see area!
A nice public square- it is a good meeting place and point of reference for exploring the city.
Excellent city centre, with a lot of places for a drink or food!