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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

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Changing of the Guards

This happens every hour on the hour, and it was similar to the changing of the guards in other countries. When put into perspective though, it was great to see. Their outfits are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This happens every hour on the hour, and it was similar to the changing of the guards in other countries. When put into perspective though, it was great to see. Their outfits are unique and the procedure is something to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

At 11.00 am we were fortunate to see the changing of the guard (the real attraction). Having seen the same at Buckingham Palace we noted its not as long nor as crowded. The marching style is quite unusual and we were told the pompoms on the shoes were for small knives - who knows - its a good story anyway.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

good break for kids from old buildings and held their attention throughout. Not too crowded and not too long.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Under the Parliament, over Syntagma Square, next to the National Garden, it embodies the epitomy of the Greek National History !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This can be seen very quickly - a stop for a photograph and a moment of silence - but it is worth it to try to get here at the changing of the guards and see that as well. The uniforms and their march are, well, traditional, but the discipline needed to synchronize the slow movement is impressive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Trying my best not to be disrespectful of the place, it was practically impossible not to giggle at the ridiculous march style the two soldiers. While I do understand that every nation has its traditions, looking at the numerous tourists watching the two soldiers marching, it was obvious the gimmicky soldiers distracted everyone's attention from the actual tomb, and made... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Anyone visiting Athens this attraction is a must to see! Near to the Syntagma square, this tomb of unknown soldier part of the Greek Hellenic parliament building. Two quotations by Thucydides written in Greek next to the monument. This is one the world famous Unknown soldiers monument. But the tourists main attraction is changing of guards. Like Buckingham palace changing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a part of the parliament building guarded by guards wearing traditional clothing and changing shifts every 1- 2 hours in front of the Parliament. Great location and a must visit place while in Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were on a day tour of Athens on a med cruise, and our guide stopped in time for the Changing of the Guards ceremony. This ended up being a highlight of our day. Since we were the first group to arrive, we were allowed to go up one at a time and take our picture with one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The tomb of the unknown solider is located right in front of the Hellenic parliament. I don't understand why people are posting reviews stating what the soldiers are doing and what they are wearing is comical... Its flat out rude. If you are touring around the city and are able to check out the changing of the guards come check... More 

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.