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Pay respect to those that sacrificed

Every time I have the occasion, I have the habit to honor those that give their lives for their country. So, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was a must for me in Athens (and not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I have the occasion, I have the habit to honor those that give their lives for their country. So, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was a must for me in Athens (and not only). Besides the respectful part is very interesting the ceremonial for exchanging the guard. Get the time from a Travel or Information Agency and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is so fascinating to see for yourself,the prescision and history of the guards.To hear the marching and the sound of their boots scraping on the ground with such purpose.The guard putting back the pleats in their skirts and straightening of their hat tassels,tweaking their rifles so that they are in line.Wouldnt have missed it but nearly did,because we got... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Changing of the guard every hour on the hour - but Sunday 11AM is the one with the parade. There was a reasonable crowd when we were there, held back by the police until the parade passes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw the normal hourly changing of the guard and it was pretty neat. However, we were also lucky enough to attend the 11:00am Sunday with all of the pomp and circumstance of dozens of soldiers and marching band.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not much to say, didn't Impress that much from the outside other than the funny guards in skirts, apparently they have 400 pleats that they iron and maintain themselves and each pleat is for the 400 years that they were under Ottomon rule

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You should try and see the changing of the guard at the tomb. The soldiers have a very stylised and peculiar march and it is an iconic thing to witness. Don't expect to be wowed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just right out there on the busy street in front of the Parliament building. You can't help but stop and reflect. They carry the same respect for their fallen warriors as we do. It's the right thing to do and makes you feel good to be a part of this level of respect on a world level.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting how these men stand in front of the tomb so long without moving.. Very beautiful tomb and inspirational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This can be see at the parliament building. Along with the changing of the guards every hour on the hour. Its about a 15 min affair. Well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Should always remember the fallen in all battles take the time to see the changing of the guard does get very busy

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Plaka
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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