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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias | Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28, Greece
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Very sad but good to see

Go at 11am on the Sunday morning as all the soldiers are on parade, cross to the other side of the street and they march past you. If you miss that every hour during the day they... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go at 11am on the Sunday morning as all the soldiers are on parade, cross to the other side of the street and they march past you. If you miss that every hour during the day they change the guards

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is Athens gate. You need to come here first before you go exploring other places in Athens. 2 Soldier with a traditional suit guarded the Tomb in front of parliament building. Remember not to take a fancy picture with the soldier as you will be scolded by their commander. Just stand straight and smile :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must visit to this place.Parliamentary house and change of guard takes place here.Next to National Garden

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the first stop on our tour. Our guide provided us with the history of the ceremony and it was very interesting and definitely worth seeing. There is also a longer ceremony that takes place on the weekend.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In front of the Greek parliament people can visit the tomb one of the most important Greek military and pride Tempels. The national guard is traditionally guarding this place and the time stops if you think of the warriors, Greek and foreign, died for pride and freedom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Unknown Soldier is in front of the Greek Parliament Building where the guards stand and where there is a changing of the guard every 1/2 hour. It is across the street from Syntagma Square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing tourist attraction for all tourists visiting Athens...it's free and happens on the hour every hour....no matter how many times you see it, I always find it amazing and breath taking the respect shown to the fallen!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a unique experience to see the otto choreography of proud soldiers dressed in foustanela...very crowded usually

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The changing of the Guard at the tomb of the unknown Soldier is well worth watching and happens frequently day and night. We were here at dusk and it was really good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior day we say the nice hourly change of guard and took time to chat with the observing/supervisory military guard. He shared about the Sunday ceremony and we enjoyed as follows: On Sunday at 10:30, just east of Parliament Building, we were outside the Barracks fence (across from the Palace) and could see the many brigades of guards and band... More 

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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, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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