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Changing of the Guard

Syntagma Square
Our Amazing Days in Athens

July 11th 2015
After a much needed night of rest, we started our exploration of Athens on Thursday morning first heading to Syntagma Square and up the stairs to the Parliament buildings. We were just in time to see the changing of the guard. I had forgotten what a wonderful show it was, full of tradition, flair, and culture. We watched as the guards began their slow, methodical walk and the high, over-exaggerate ... read more
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