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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

I was recently in Athens on a 5 day visit and stopped by at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou). This is in Syntagma Square right n front of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's 3 in 1 benefits if you visit this place. You better arrive before 11am (as i arrived at 10.50, its already crowded with people. It's quite interesting event to see! IF ONLY there is a red/yellow/whatever color LINE, so everybody can see the process nicely instead of seeing somebody's back in front of you ;-(((

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was recently in Athens on a 5 day visit and stopped by at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou). This is in Syntagma Square right n front of the Parliament Building. The changing of the guard is a major tourist attraction & crowd puller, so try to time your visit to see it. Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lots of jokes you could make about funny walks but you do have to see the spectacle when in Athens. The guards stand rock still for best part of an hour and they have an unusual synchronised drill on the half hour or when changing on the hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is right in the centre so a must to go and see And then wonder why on earth someone thought up that kind of uniform and changing of the guard routine it's very bizarre and just makes most people laugh!!!! What on earth can be the significance of two soldiers holding there legs out to touch souls while trying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is right in front of the parliament building near Syntagma Square. There was a small crowd when were there in early March, so likely more people in high season. Enough room in the square in front to get good pictures. Try visiting this monument at the changing of the guards, which is every hour. Their traditional uniforms are very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You can go if you want to have a nice laugh at how ridiculous they look. The whole thing is akin to Moulin Rouge girls dancing to "Can you do the can can"

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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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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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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.