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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

Address: Constitution Square, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #54 of 309 things to do in Athens
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Europe
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,119 attraction reviews
709 helpful votes 709 helpful votes
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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210 reviews 210 reviews
69 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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155 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Ankeny, Iowa
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Utica, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is in front of the parliament building and a should be included to any walking tour of this beautiful city.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is right in front of the parliament building in Syntagma Square. If in Athens you are almost certain to pass here at least once during any visit. Try to visit this at the time of the guards changing, when you can view not only the tomb but also the very impressive ceremony. Only takes 10 minutes of your time... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois
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73 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is an impressive monument. We were fortunate to see the Changing of the Guards. The ceremony was very solemn and interesting. If you miss the ceremony, you will be able to see the guards at their posts.

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