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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias | Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28, Greece
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Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias | Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is right on the Syntagma station, so definitely make this a stop on your day in Athens. It's so classically Athenian. The tomb is mostly reverent, with some disrespectful pigeons. A beautiful site.

Thank Cana M
Reviewed 6 days ago

not sure I'd make a special trip to see this or the changing of the guard, but if you happen to be there, stop and take a look and a photo.

Thank abmilw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this is a notable place to visit but still close to many more places to add to it. house of parliament, the garden, the official residence of prime minister

Thank Shaltoni
Reviewed 1 week ago

A normally sombre place to visit filled with the memories of fallen heroes. Catch the changing of the guard on the hour for an incredible spectacle akin to something from Monty Python's Ministry of Funny Walks! The control and discipline shown by the guards is...More

Thank Iain T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is at Syntagma square and infront of their Parliament building. You can't get close to it. There are 2 guards infront and you can watch them do guard changes every hour. They dress in their traditional uniform which is very interesting.

Thank tenshi123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to watch the changing of the guard - every hour on the hour. Very crowded in the morning. Went later around three or 4 PM and noticed there were hardly any visitors there. If you go there when it is crowded most people...More

Thank herculesmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour. Two guards who are standing at attention are relieved of their responsibilities by three more guards who come from the street area in an elaborate respectful and age old dance which is fascinating to...More

Thank PamYoung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the tomb of the unknown soldier itself was not super exciting, it was still an opportunity to pay our respects to some of the Greeks who have ought for their country and for freedom over the years. It was also an interesting site to...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great structure overlooking the Syntagma square, with its changing-of-the-guards ceremony (on all the time, so you don't have to time the visit). Worth stopping by for a photo op, but not worth spending more than 10-15 minutes.

Thank Ulysses S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting attire. Great to see the culture and appreciate how the Greeks remember their war sacrifices. Not really much different than other ceremonies in other places though.

Thank daqattaq
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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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