The square…

The square in front of the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, below the Parliament building in central Athens, was fenced off yesterday for refurbishment. There will be no ceremonial changing of the guard until the work is finished. The whole of the Syntagma Square area is to change shape ahead of the August Olympics. Work has already started on the square, which is to be repaved with marble for the third time in a decade.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.