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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)
Constitution Square, Athens, Greece (Plaka)
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We always visit the area on our own (without tour group) because we like to stay and enjoy the experience. Be sure and arrange a visit at 11 a.m. on Sunday for the Changing of the Guard. If traveling with children be sure you have info concerning the uniforms--very interesting ---even for older people!!!

Visited October 2013
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Sandefjord
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Combine your visit with the changing of the guards”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Situated on Syntagma Square, just in front of the Parliament. Combine your visit with the Changing of the guards.

Visited July 2013
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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Make Sure to Catch the Sunday Ceremony!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a special experience! We visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and saw the big ceremony that only happens on Sundays, so there was a marching band and many more evzones (presidential guards.) The crowd was so big that the police were pushing us back, so make sure you arrive early. It is a beautiful ceremony - the evzones parade in wearing their 3 official uniforms. They are so in sync, walking at exactly the same pace, and it’s really a cool thing to watch. I really enjoyed this event! The changing of the guards is a highlight in Athens, but make sure you go at 11:00 on a Sunday!

Visited August 2013
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Athens monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very well known monument at the bottom of the Parliament house.
After Parthenon the most recognised symbol of Athens.
Located at the end of a large square, in a friendly area for visitors. I wouldn't say is a must, but it is quite popular with visitors.
Try to catch the changing of the guards if you can. It can add fan.

Visited September 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Best on Sunday at 11”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Athens is spectacular if you get to see it on Sunday at 11am. The do a big parade with the band playing and the guards marching in wearing their beautiful Greek uniforms. The crowds get large fast and it is hard to see if you don't get there early and get a good spot. If you just want the best spot to watch the parade then stand on the median in the middle of the road. They march right past and you can get a great view. You won't be able to see the actual changing, but the parade is really neat.

Visited September 2013
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