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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias | Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28, Greece
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LOCATION OF CHANGING OF THE GUARD

THE location to watch the changing of the guards. Beautiful but somber. Get info on the location as well as meaning of the guards uniforms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

THE location to watch the changing of the guards. Beautiful but somber. Get info on the location as well as meaning of the guards uniforms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see in Athens. There are highly trained soldiers performing like Monty Python's Ministry of funny walks supervised by an officious sergeant who does crowd control.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just in front of the Greek Parliament and opposite the ''Syntagma square, you will not missit anyway.....the changing of Guards is held every hour and is really interesting !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the must see..... if you are visiting Athens. It is best if you go on the hour when is the quads change. ...It is do perfect!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend this when visiting Athens. The changing of the guards is very good and the attire of the guards is of ancient Greece.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watch the changing of the Gurdians every 2-3 hours. They wear traditional Greek garments and the are called Euzones. It is in front of Greek Parliament near to Syntagma Square, at the centre of Athens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in front of the parliament building and across the bueatiful Syntagma square. Dont miss the soldiers ceremony. especially on Sundays.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Changing of the guards is probably the most interesting attraction on display here. It happens about once an hour, but the one around 11AM is the most interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely go for the full Monty on Sunday morning . They have a full band and a large group of guards all in full uniform. The streets are lined with people as the March in, do the guard change ceremony and then march out. You feel the pride in the ceremony.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It was truly a wonderful experience. We were relly impressed with the changing of the guards and the professional way in which visitors were able to take photos.

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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, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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