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“Parliamnet ´s guard”

Hellenic Parliament
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Ranked #39 of 325 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.
Reviewed January 20, 2014

You can´t miss the parliamnet and it´s guard change while you visit athens. The choreography and costumes of parliament´s guards is really spectaculous and unforgetable.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Believe it or not, I enjoyed this Changing of the Guard ceremony better than the one at Buckingham Palace because it is more interesting. You can take photos with the guards before the ceremony as long as you follow the rules. If you do not, another guard yells and gesticulates. He also barks orders and commands at the guards who then change in this funny dancing, prancing manner. Very intriguing!

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are in Athens, do not miss the changing of the guard ceremony at the Parliament Building. The soldiers do a weird 'dance' that must have been the inspiration for Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks!
The guard changing happens on the hour, so you have plenty of chances to see it. You also get the chance of having your photo taken with the guards but no touching!
Do not miss it - unique attraction!

Thank Davidjellis
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The Sunday, 11:00 a.m., Changing of the Guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the classic Parliament Building is full of ceremony and tradition. Arriving a half hour before would be helpful for photographs, positioning yourself on the far left side of the building because the full dressed marching band arrives and enters the area on the far right side. Those tourists who had been standing on the right side were forced to move over to the left, losing what they thought were prime photo opportunities. The guards are ever present, but hearing the approaching band and then seeing them marching with perfect precision, dressed in traditional uniforms, stirs feelings of solemn respect. The dedication of the soldiers, along with the music, colorful uniforms and ceremony produce introspective meditation about history and sacrifice.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Changing of the guards take place on the hour every day and on Sunday at 11am there is a bigger ceremony. It is well worth seeing if only for the walk/march that the guards do in full national dress. After the guards have changed, you are allowed to have a photograph taken but you are not allowed to touch or speak to them. There is a soldier there keeping an eye on you to make sure you don't !! There are guards all the way around the Parliament building who also change hourly so if the crowds are big at the front, simply have a walk around the building where it is not always as busy.

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