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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 2 days ago

Tomb of the Uknown Soldier, outside of the Greek Congress, hosts the changing of the guard every day 5 minutes before the hour. This is most definitely worth seeing, especially at sunset. On Sundays, the full guard changes, accompanied by a band. Few people realize...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to walk over and take a look at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and to see the changing of the guard. It won't take you long but it is a nice stop.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

This is a site to see, the soldiers are amazing doing what they do in the heat and wearing such heavy uniforms. You cannot go to Athens and not watch the changing of the guard.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Like many similar monuments around the world, this one is also dedicated to all soldiers who died in war. It was designed in 1932 and located in front of the Old Royal Palace at the Syntagma Square. The tomb is guarded by the Presidential Guard...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

I was so impressed by the changing of the guard ceremony that I watched it twice today. During the first visit I filmed the ceremony in 4K. I came back several hours later and made over 25 good still photos of the ceremony.

Thank John16752024
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

The guards are all very tall and they have perfect balance. Each time they move they are confident of what they do. After you watch them go and try doing it yourself almost impossible. They do this every hour reguardless of how hot it is....More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

If you’re here on a Sunday make sure to go early to the changing of the guard at 11am. They have an entire procession with a band. But it starts around 10:30 and gets very crowded. We went about 10:50 and it was completely packed...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

The place is beautiful and it serves as backcloth for the changing of the guard, but it's not stunning. I liked it, but I wasn't crazy about it.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

The Tomb of the Unknown soldier itself is a very fitting monument located at the foot of the Hellenic Parliament (formerly palace). It is a very small monument in itself and is not overly exaggerated in the way it could be but is kept humble...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Loved watching the changing of the guards - it is very unique and Greek. If you want a closer look at a guard and a better photo opportunity with a guard, walk through the National gardens and exit at the coffee shop, turn left and...More

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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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Response from Bengiyle S | Reviewed this property |
every 30 minutes in summer and every hour in winter.. so there's no last :)
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