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Platia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On Sunday's at 10:45am, you can see the changing of the guards. Beautiful uniforms and non traditional marching complete the show. Get there early, the crowds build up. There is also a military band. We were lucky enough to watch the show from the roof...More

Thank Maxximvs
Reviewed 6 days ago

A brief ceremony to watch but still interesting in its formality. Traditional uniforms, especially the footwear interesting too.

Thank afrothiti
Reviewed 6 days ago

If not for nothing, watching the render of the guard is unmissable. The Evzones are an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square.   This army unit is known for its peculiar uniform, which has evolved from...More

Thank PJF60
Reviewed 6 days ago

When you are in Athens, you MUST make a stop for this unique experience. The Evzones changing guards ceremony happens every hour on the dot, held in syntagma -the central of Athens. I really felt the sense of honour and integrity throughout. FabXue

Thank Suming X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

its must see tradition. change of gourds is full of meanings and national pride. be there few minutes to follow up the details, its better if its cloudy cool day.

Thank Shaltoni
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cool to see the changing of the guards, which happens every hour on the hour. However, it does get crowded and is tough to see if you don't get there earlier to get a good spot.

Thank Sarskis2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying nearby so this was our metro stop and was easy to walk back toward to see the changing of the guard. I'm not sure I would go if it was far out of the way, but with most things in Athens, it...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Syntagma Square will forever be known to most people as the site of recent protests against the Greek government's austerity measures. That is just as well because, while this is a majestic square, overlooked by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Square itself...More

Thank Ulysses S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Above average area. Pretty busy square with lots of buses. Watch the changing of the guard and enjoy the culture.

Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This centrally-located square is overlooked by the Parliament building and is probably regarded the most famous square in Athens. Previously, it has become the focal point for rallies and demonstrations, but for 99% of the time it is a peaceful place to visit. It is...More

Thank Swedishtomcat
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,
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Flossie B
8 May 2017|
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Response from SergeySIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
A long procession takes place every Sunday at 11 am in Syntagma Square near the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Collins M
18 February 2017|
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Response from Kevin Z | Reviewed this property |
The change happens every hour, on the hour. Ex: 1000, 1100, 1200, etc. Its best to arrive a couple of minutes before hand to get a front row seat.
Jennifer R
21 November 2016|
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Response from Leo D | Reviewed this property |
Soldiers don't have days off! they will change the guards no matter what and the parade goes with it.