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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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Loved seeing another nation's military tradition

So fascinating to see Greece's version of the "changing of the guard"; it's a free sight to see and it happens every 30 min. Just make sure to get out of their way, because our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An important monument to the local people, built opposite the Parliament of Greeks in Syntagma square. Very convenient to reach through metro.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So fascinating to see Greece's version of the "changing of the guard"; it's a free sight to see and it happens every 30 min. Just make sure to get out of their way, because our tour guide told us they will NOT stop for anything. (FYI: There is a path around the government buildings that they follow which is marked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk past this place and not see what happens. The two guards put on a display and they are very good.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feels like a universal home in a way . But also a bit old fashioned. Any way some sights were interesting .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If possible, get correct information on the formal ceremony of the changing of the guard, Sunday when we visited. We arrived 30-45 minutes early as Syntagma Square was crowded and we wanted a good view. It is a perfectly executed performance and filled with dignity and pride. Do read a bit about the historic significance and the ceremony takes on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little monument but the way in which it is guarded is a bit much for what is really an etching into a wall

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an ok place; it is nice if you are tgere on sundY at 11:00 while the changing of guard, if not any other is ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

THE location to watch the changing of the guards. Beautiful but somber. Get info on the location as well as meaning of the guards uniforms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This is a must see in Athens. There are highly trained soldiers performing like Monty Python's Ministry of funny walks supervised by an officious sergeant who does crowd control.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Just in front of the Greek Parliament and opposite the ''Syntagma square, you will not missit anyway.....the changing of Guards is held every hour and is really interesting !


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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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