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“Changinging of the guard - Choreography”

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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“Changinging of the guard - Choreography”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

It is well worth a stop at the tomb of the unknown soldier to watch the changing of the guard. The pomp and circumstance surrounding this event is fascinating. It is like a Broadway choreograph! The uniforms are amazing as is high stepping performed by the guards.

Visited October 2013
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“Have a guide”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

It's an good site to visit but when I guide walks you through the history and the meaning of every badge or frill on the uniform...it adds a lot of meaning.

Visited June 2013
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“Must see”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We always visit the area on our own (without tour group) because we like to stay and enjoy the experience. Be sure and arrange a visit at 11 a.m. on Sunday for the Changing of the Guard. If traveling with children be sure you have info concerning the uniforms--very interesting ---even for older people!!!

Visited October 2013
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“Combine your visit with the changing of the guards”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Situated on Syntagma Square, just in front of the Parliament. Combine your visit with the Changing of the guards.

Visited July 2013
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“Make Sure to Catch the Sunday Ceremony!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a special experience! We visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and saw the big ceremony that only happens on Sundays, so there was a marching band and many more evzones (presidential guards.) The crowd was so big that the police were pushing us back, so make sure you arrive early. It is a beautiful ceremony - the evzones parade in wearing their 3 official uniforms. They are so in sync, walking at exactly the same pace, and it’s really a cool thing to watch. I really enjoyed this event! The changing of the guards is a highlight in Athens, but make sure you go at 11:00 on a Sunday!

Visited August 2013
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