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.
1 - 10 of 566 reviews
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.