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“24/7 - 365. Stop by and watch real respect and tradition.”

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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“24/7 - 365. Stop by and watch real respect and tradition.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The squadron of men that stand reverent guard over this tomb make it a visual that you need to see. I dislike that people stand next to these guards and take their photo snapshots... Seems to be a disrespect for the fallen Greek Evzones.

Visited July 2013
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“Changing Of The Guard-A Must”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The place to be on Sunday at 11am (get there early) is the outstanding Changing Of The Guard Ceremony. First before it starts stand across from the Tomb on the center strip dividing the road. This will give you a good view of the Band and Army of Soldiers-dressed in Greek uniforms, white dress and shoes with tassel. This will march on the road from the left. When the group is inside the parade ground the Police will let everyone on the strip run up to the front fence of the parade grounds, where prior no one was allowed to stand. When the Changing is over the Band and Army of Soldiers will march back on the road to return to their barracks.

Visited July 2013
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Cape Ann, MA
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“Do See”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Delightful to watch the guards in traditional Greek dress go though their choreographed movements. Kids will love it too.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Changing of the Guard”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was something different. The unique goose step, the traditional uniform. Nice to watch. Got here on a bike tour which I believe is the best way to see the city,

Visited June 2013
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“Majestic!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

No visit to Athens is complete with taking the time to see the changing off the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. If you are in Athens on a Sunday morning - make your way to Syntagma Square (take the subway, the Blue Line and get off at Syntagma Station) and be there for 10:30 am and there is the parade of the Evzones (the soldiers that guard the Tomb of the Unknown Solider). It lasts about 30 minutes and can then take pictures. It is just majestic at the precision they move in unison and bring your camera. Just be mindful of your belongings - easy pickings for pickpockets. From here you can enjoy your day in Athens.

Visited June 2013
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