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Reviewed February 16, 2019

This is a funny and free experience in Athens that doesn't require any pre-booking nor arrangements. The change of guards happen every hour. The guards march, twist and lift their legs. A well trained and funny looking performance with long tradition. We arrived there later in the afternoon, so there weren't too many tourists and and it wasn't that hot. Before the "performance march" you can get closer to the guards, but as it starts we were moved a bit backwards by police, which was good as than more people could see freely without thronging. The whole thing just takes 10-15 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MosseTurku
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

These guards are phenomenal. Really good to see the dedication and discipline. Go later in the day when there aren't as many tourists.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

This happens every hour, on the hour & is well worth seeing although it dies remind me I’m sorry to say of the Monty Python silly walk sketch. Viewers are allowed to get to within a few metres of the guards on duty, prior to the change, but no closer then the steps. This is monitored & policed by a senior Army official. Prior to the guards coming on duty arriving, the crowd will be asked to move back behind a line of white marble in the forecourt and create a gap in the middle for the guards commencing duty to march through. A word of advice....don’t stand in the middle as you will be ushered to the side. As the guards commencing duty march through, people will flood in behind them to take up a prime position for viewing the change of the guard. If you happen to have been standing at the white line, in the middle patiently waiting, you may find your ‘prime position’ is taken over by others who just push through (a distinct lack of manners was shown by a number of people).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeza409
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The formal way of marching is a bit outdated! Formal and nice but not really worth the time. Besides the duty officer is not wearing the same uniform!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The change of the guard happens every hour which makes it very accessible but still very popular. The clothes, marching and atmosphere is one in a kind unlikely found anywhere else. You are allowed to take videos and photos from behind the first white line. Take water along. It starts exactly on time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Servaise
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