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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

Constitution Square, Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

On our walking tour of Athens our guide stopped us at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just in time to see the changing of the guard. This was a very moving experience, it was so interesting to witness the solemn way these guards marched to their posts. It is worthwhile a visit .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is located in front of the Greek parliament and it is a great place to see the change of the "Tsoliades" the royal guard, which I find very impressive. Remember: do not block their way nor mess up with them. They have the right to kill. The tomb is located between Syndagma square and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not only is this moving tribute to the fallen, but it has a very interesting changing of the guard ceremony every hour on the hour during the day. Worth a look.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Don't forget to visit, it will add to your Athenian experience. We visited in the Summer, it was so hot, hard to find shade. We decided to go to the hotel Grade Bretagne, it right across the street, it has a beautiful restaurant on the first floor. We had a great time with AC of course, beautiful hotel and delicious... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is a true testament to the respect for all their soldiers. they do a change of guards which is interesting and is quite different from the one in London.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's so interesting to see how other countries choose to honor their fallen. This was no exception. It is a dignified monument. We stayed for the changing of the guard as well. That too was interesting to see and the crowds weren't bad at all. Glad we got to add this to our Athens experiences.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On Sunday mornings there is a parade with military bands and an elaborate changing of the guard ceremony. Starts around 10:30.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We saw this several times and I was impressed with the degree of respect given the number of tourists that were visiting the site. The entire square was without litter or graffiti and the soldier at attention in full military uniform did not waver. What a tribute! Well worth a visit when touring Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The guards here wear the traditional Evzonas costume, and they are selected based on their performance and physical characteristics. It is a great honor to guard the tomb, and the soldiers take their duty seriously while providing a great visual experience for tourists. It is probably the best thing to see in central Athens. TIP: If you ask, you can... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Go on the hour and see the changing of the guard. A very nice little ceremony done every hour on the hour. While the guards are just standing there, you are welcome to walk up and stand next to them for a pic.But don't point or jump around or anything such as that as you will be called on it.... More

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