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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

Constitution Square, Athens, Greece
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Utah
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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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Pennsylvania, USA
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78 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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88 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

At various times during the day, there is a changing of the guard ceremony. A few minutes beforehand, you can take pictures with the guards as long as you follow the rules. One woman did not follow the rules and was screamed at (in Greek!) by the head guard. once the ceremony starts, the guards do this prancing march that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

During the days it is interesting for short look at the parliament and two elite soldiers which are in front of it, but nothing special. Interesting is on Sunday at 11am when the whole ceremony is happening. Together with orchestar, soldiers are coming from street side, entering the place in front of parliament and then the real change of guards... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place is interesting because of the ceremony the royal guards do every hour. The Tomb and Statue in memory of the fallen soldiers its a very common statue around the world and you would not see nothing special here besides the story itself. The ceremony is conducted every hour and you would see the guards in their fashion walking... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

In Syntagma (Constitution) Square directly in front of Parliament is the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every hour the Evzones guards conduct an eloborate ceremony to change the guards who watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Decorated in a traditional uniform garb of the Klepths (Greek mountain fighters) who fought the Ottomans during the war of Independence,... More

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