Athens is one of the world's oldest cities - a metropolis of five million people that has grown up around two historic locations. One of these dates back many millenia – the Athens Acropolis. But the centre of contemporary Athens is Syntagma Square, or Constitution Square. This is where the Greek parliament meets – in the building of the former Royal Palace. Greece today, according to its constitution, is a Parliamentary Presidential Republic.
We will walk around the square, learn about the changing of the Presidential Guard ritual traditions, see the Heinrich Schliemannn mansion and the famous Athenian neoclassical trilogy – Academy, University, Library.
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