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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

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Address: Constitution Square, Athens, Greece
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Pretty well missed by the spectacle of the changing of the guard but a somber reminder to all of the sacrifices of all troops, not just the Greeks but a good place to reflect for... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty well missed by the spectacle of the changing of the guard but a somber reminder to all of the sacrifices of all troops, not just the Greeks but a good place to reflect for all and being located in front of the Parliament hopefully a reminder to the politicians of their responsibility ?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts[1] who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier, especially among... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, so it's not a party place. A great many people come to watch the changing of the guard and to gawk at the unusual uniforms. The guards perform a series of march steps, and then stand before observers. A superior officer advises the audience that they may stand next to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great performance by the Greek military, but note it started as early at 1040 on the Sunday we were there. Get their early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to see this ceremony several times during my stay in Athens and I noticed that even the outfit of the soldiers was changing. The process though looking a little like dancing is a very majestic one - and the poor soldiers were always monitored by some high rank officer - giving prompt feedback if need be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alex with Private Greece Tours timed our arrival perfectly, walked us right up behind the possession and to a front row position to view this wonderful glimpse of Greek culture. Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most modern capital cities have them of course, but the Athens monument is appropriately dignified and worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very moving and skillfully presented ceremony of soldiers in traditional dress perform 'a changing of the guard' ceremony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Watching the routine the guards do during there shift and then changing over is a must see so unusual and the uniform they wear very different. You are even given opportunity to get a pic with a guard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Constitution Square, or Syntagma as it is more commonly known, is where everything starts in Athens. Soldiers guard the Tomb of he Unknown Soldier. The are dresses in traditional uniforms. The guard changes every hour. The Parliament is a backdrop for the military display. If you can find Syntagma, you can find pretty much everything else in Athens, including the... More 

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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.
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