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“Evzones on Parade”

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour
Ranked #27 of 332 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The guards here wear the traditional Evzonas costume, and they are selected based on their performance and physical characteristics. It is a great honor to guard the tomb, and the soldiers take their duty seriously while providing a great visual experience for tourists. It is probably the best thing to see in central Athens.

TIP: If you ask, you can take your picture with the Evzonas, but you need to take off your hat and sunglasses, and only one person (or 2 children) at a time.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Go on the hour and see the changing of the guard. A very nice little ceremony done every hour on the hour. While the guards are just standing there, you are welcome to walk up and stand next to them for a pic.But don't point or jump around or anything such as that as you will be called on it. Simply stand and smile. We went around 5 PM and there was only a handful of folks there so we got right up front and had some great pics.

2  Thank nriemen
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

At various times during the day, there is a changing of the guard ceremony. A few minutes beforehand, you can take pictures with the guards as long as you follow the rules. One woman did not follow the rules and was screamed at (in Greek!) by the head guard. once the ceremony starts, the guards do this prancing march that is quite intriguing to watch.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

During the days it is interesting for short look at the parliament and two elite soldiers which are in front of it, but nothing special.

Interesting is on Sunday at 11am when the whole ceremony is happening. Together with orchestar, soldiers are coming from street side, entering the place in front of parliament and then the real change of guards is happening.

2  Thank MarcosCRO
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This place is interesting because of the ceremony the royal guards do every hour. The Tomb and Statue in memory of the fallen soldiers its a very common statue around the world and you would not see nothing special here besides the story itself.

The ceremony is conducted every hour and you would see the guards in their fashion walking and marching pretty close to you. Go ten minutes before the hour, take some pictures and move on. Its something different to see in such an historic city but is not something that would blow your mind...

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