The Presidential Mansion
This pleasingly symmetrical, three-storey mansion is the official residence of the President of the Hellenic Republic – and yet another fine example of the neoclassical splendour that German-born architect Ernst Ziller stamped all over Athens in his bid to elevate the newly-independent Greek state. Previously, the property was the Royal Palace, until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973.
- It is not open to the general public.
- On the pavement, we will find the Evzone guard standingstill in front of the gatehouses, symbolically guarding the Presidential Mansion. Every one hour the change of the shift takes place and the two Evzones, widely known as “tsoliades”, leave the spot with coordinated moves.