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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

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Take the time to see the changing of the guard

Our tour guide took us to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the unknown soldier and it is an experience like no other. A must see when in Athens and a major part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide took us to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the unknown soldier and it is an experience like no other. A must see when in Athens and a major part of the culture and heritage. Visit and you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Honor and memorial to unknown soldier is right in front of the parliament house in Athens. You can see the changing of the guard as they dressed in traditional clothes. Take your time and be there to watch it and enjoy the moves of the guard.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A dying soldier carved on the wall in front of the parliament building commemorates Greece's war dead since the war of independence.

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Sousse, Tunisia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was quite an interesting place. The guards were dressed in traditional garb and there was a "changing of the guard" every hour around the clock. You can take pictures next to the guards but there are strict rules.

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was just okay. It wasn't bad, not great but compared to the amazing historical sites down the road or up the hill - even the exhibition in the Syntagma metro, this is a bit boring. Maybe if you're Greek, it has some greater significance but not for me. It was part of a tour stop when we watched the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The famous changing of the guard was amazing. The ritual is completed every hour and members of the public are allowed to take photos besides the guards, only after the change is completed.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at Syntagma Square, just before the Parliament building. It definitely has historic significance for Greek people. But many of the tourists are attracted by the performance of changing of guards The Monument is guarded by two Evzone soldiers dressed in very unique traditional uniforms. The changing of the guards takes place every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A fire is always lit for all those soldiers in the world that have devoted themselves and lost their lives in order to save their own country! Surely a symbolic monument for all people on earth.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just going to this site to see the site is probably an overkill, but if you are there to see the changing of the guards, check out the carvings and history. All the wars that Greeks participated are on here. You might be surprised to find your country on there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This does not take long to watch, but the manner in which we celebrate our fallen heros in every country is so very different. The tradition in the Greek changing of the guard shows wonderful respect. In many ways it reminds me of the changing at Arlington National, but it is much less formal. If you have children who have... 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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