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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)

Constitution Square, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #31 of 193 attractions in Athens
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124 reviews 124 reviews
86 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Changing of the guard on the hour. Honor and commitment to soldiers is here. The guards wear traditional uniforms and great care and respect is apparent.

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Tampa, FL
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30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our guide scheduled our stop right as the changing of the guard ceremony was beginning. The crowds were light, and it was very interesting to watch. I appreciated the reverence the guards showed.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The special feature of this place is no doubt see the changing of the guard , this happens in front of the parliament building, a few meters away from Syntagma metro station . To be honest, this show is very unique and also enjoyable to watch . A visit of about 5-10 minutes to admire the spectacular changing of the... More

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Attard, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

the tomb is a monument to all the un-named soldiers so seeing that is worth a trip. However it is the changing of the guard, performed on the hour, that is a definate must see. I had managed to see this in summer and was truly inpressed by the slow and precise movements of the ceremony. I have been told... More

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Melbourne
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137 reviews 137 reviews
73 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had seen this guard change on my previous visit, but luckily we were walking past at 1.55 pm and saw a crowd so we went to see that there was a 2pm change. My husband was very impressed with the slow, methodical choreography of the traditionally costumed soldiers, who had to scatter various dogs lying around, and assorted tourists... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

The guard show and fashion is more interesting... Sure its a nuce sculpture but the traditional cloths and guard change overcome it

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