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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

Constitution Square, Athens, Greece
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We happened to arrive just at the perfect time, yes the chaining of the guard. It was like a theatrical show, my family and I enjoyed it greatly. You just can’t take your eyes of them during this ceremony.

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Parramatta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you want to view 'the changing of the guards' major ceremony on Sunday mornings I would not recommend that you join multitude jostling for position in front of the parliament house. Instead go around the corner into the street on the left hand side of the parliament building. This street is closed to enable the guards to march down... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The carving on the tomb of the unknown solder is very nice. But what makes this special is the changing of the guard ceremony which happens every hour. They also allow you to take pictures with the guard.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Every hour on the hour. Very unusual ceremony and certainty worth stopping by to watch. We went at 7pm and had no trouble getting a front row view. Takes about 10mins and is a must see. The guards are OK with you standing next to them for photos once the change is complete.

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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Right above Syntagma underground and in the shadow of the Parliament lies a sacred place for modern greeks. This tomb is a monument dedicated to all greek soldiers that perished in various battles around the globe (even Korea) throughout the short history of the modern greek state. It is guarded by the Presidential Evzoni elite corps, dressed in their traditional... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

On our walking tour of Athens our guide stopped us at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just in time to see the changing of the guard. This was a very moving experience, it was so interesting to witness the solemn way these guards marched to their posts. It is worthwhile a visit .

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NYC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is located in front of the Greek parliament and it is a great place to see the change of the "Tsoliades" the royal guard, which I find very impressive. Remember: do not block their way nor mess up with them. They have the right to kill. The tomb is located between Syndagma square and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not only is this moving tribute to the fallen, but it has a very interesting changing of the guard ceremony every hour on the hour during the day. Worth a look.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Don't forget to visit, it will add to your Athenian experience. We visited in the Summer, it was so hot, hard to find shade. We decided to go to the hotel Grade Bretagne, it right across the street, it has a beautiful restaurant on the first floor. We had a great time with AC of course, beautiful hotel and delicious... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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