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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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We arrived at 10.30am Sunday to view the special ceremony of changing the guard. Sunday is the only day they wear the white uniforms and the ceremony is marked by the band. We... read more

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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at 10.30am Sunday to view the special ceremony of changing the guard. Sunday is the only day they wear the white uniforms and the ceremony is marked by the band. We stood across the road in front of Parliament along with everyone else, the band came down the road to the left of Parliament then marched across in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is in front of the building of the greek parliament. On the marbles you see names of famous battles. Two guards stand like statues and wearing traditional clothes. It is good to see the change of the guards.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the changing of the Guard ceremony which takes place on the hour, I presume every hour. Such grace and vigour attached to the ceremony. The guards absolutely will not be distracted as they stand guard and the flourish they give when relieved of their duty and the attention given to the tomb of the unknown soldier is well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The changing of the guard, with their characteristic march shouldn't be missed. It's every hour on the hour 365 days a year so no excuses for not going to see it. These are an elite force and it's hard to imagine that when you see them dressed in their special uniforms. It looked far too cold to me to be... More 

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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An important monument to the local people, built opposite the Parliament of Greeks in Syntagma square. Very convenient to reach through metro.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So fascinating to see Greece's version of the "changing of the guard"; it's a free sight to see and it happens every 30 min. Just make sure to get out of their way, because our tour guide told us they will NOT stop for anything. (FYI: There is a path around the government buildings that they follow which is marked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk past this place and not see what happens. The two guards put on a display and they are very good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like a universal home in a way . But also a bit old fashioned. Any way some sights were interesting .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If possible, get correct information on the formal ceremony of the changing of the guard, Sunday when we visited. We arrived 30-45 minutes early as Syntagma Square was crowded and we wanted a good view. It is a perfectly executed performance and filled with dignity and pride. Do read a bit about the historic significance and the ceremony takes on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little monument but the way in which it is guarded is a bit much for what is really an etching into a wall

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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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