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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Ranked #27 of 325 things to do in Athens
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our guide scheduled our stop right as the changing of the guard ceremony was beginning. The crowds were light, and it was very interesting to watch. I appreciated the reverence the guards showed.

Thank CCR227
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The special feature of this place is no doubt see the changing of the guard , this happens in front of the parliament building, a few meters away from Syntagma metro station .
To be honest, this show is very unique and also enjoyable to watch .
A visit of about 5-10 minutes to admire the spectacular changing of the guard and above all the funny guards wear clothes so picturesque .
Do not miss it .

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

the tomb is a monument to all the un-named soldiers so seeing that is worth a trip. However it is the changing of the guard, performed on the hour, that is a definate must see. I had managed to see this in summer and was truly inpressed by the slow and precise movements of the ceremony. I have been told that Sundays are an even more impressive cermony, just FYI. also if it is raining you'll be in for a dissappointment since the guards can not perform the ceremony due to slippery marble floors.

Thank Jo Ann G
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I had seen this guard change on my previous visit, but luckily we were walking past at 1.55 pm and saw a crowd so we went to see that there was a 2pm change. My husband was very impressed with the slow, methodical choreography of the traditionally costumed soldiers, who had to scatter various dogs lying around, and assorted tourists who needed to move as well. The tomb itself is nothing much, just a relief carving of an ancient warrior in repose, it is the guard change which makes this worth seeing. The guards demonstrate great core stability, strength and balance in completing their slow motion movements.

Thank MargaretPowell
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

The guard show and fashion is more interesting... Sure its a nuce sculpture but the traditional cloths and guard change overcome it

Thank Bambooly
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