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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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Of course you can see changing of the guard all over the world but, for me, nothing compares to the way Greece does it. The young men are somber and regal in their elegant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has an interesting history and is a big open square so plenty of room for the hundreds of tourists all at once, but unless you have a deep interest in Greek history, it could be skipped

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course you can see changing of the guard all over the world but, for me, nothing compares to the way Greece does it. The young men are somber and regal in their elegant uniforms. The change is very unique and powerful. BEST VIEWING AT NIGHT!!! The tomb itself is beautiful, but the change is powerful to observe. I believe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not as ceremonious as the Buckingham Palace one, there were a few people lined up to see the change of guards every time it happened (every 30 minutes). Very accessible from Syntagma Square Metro and tram - this one is a must-do on every tourist's list

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens, Greece and its Ceremonial Guard. The Tomb is located in Syntagma Square in Athens. Watching the changing of the guard at the tomb is very interesting. It is guarded by the Greek Army Ceremonial Guard. They are known as the Evzones, or Evzoni (Greek: Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι), which is pronounced (evˈzones, evˈzoni). Originally... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The traditional outfit of the soldiers is unique. A good stop after a busy day. The Parliament building is there too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just in time to watch the guards do their routine. I remember seeing it 45+ years ago and still very impressive. We chatted with another Greek soldier that was in charge of the guards and learned more about it. I believe there are 400 pleats in their kilt and the men must iron their own.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting on Remembrance Sunday was very appropriate. Most tourists were there for photographs of the Guards. It is always appropriate to pay respect to a Nations War Dead.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

and why not. the changing of the guard placed here to honour the unknown soldiers is repeated every hour for 24 hrs . round the clock !! so. if it is too crowded when you get there to have a good view/photo/video. just stroll away and come back an hour later. the uniform is amazing, the way the overseeing sergeant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The impressive changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is something you need to experience. The uniforms of the guards has a lot of meaning to Greeks and is unique, as is the ceremony itself which is much different than our own American Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always I am feeling excited visiting Greece and of the place that you need definitely to visit when you are in Athens city center

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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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