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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens
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In the central square of Athens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorates Greek soldiers who have given their lives for their country but whose bodies remain unidentified or missing. The monument takes the form of a large wall with the figure of a fallen soldier carved into the center. The border around the soldier resembles a casket. The Presidential Guard, or Evzones, stand watch over the tomb 24 hours a day. These elite soldiers wear a traditional uniform of a long tunic, cotton kilt, red fez, stockings, and red clogs adorned with black pompoms. Come pay your respects to the brave soldiers immortalized here, and watch the famous changing of the guard ceremony, which occurs every hour. By using our Athens trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other attractions in Athens.
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  • and why not. the changing of the guard placed here to honour the unknown soldiers is repeated every hour for 24 hrs . round the clock !! so. if it is too crowded when you get there to have a good view...  more »
  • Esplanade with stone wall with homage to the unknown soldier. Checkpoints with guards in striking suits, long fringed hats and beautiful shoes with pom-poms. Before the changing of the guard the concern of these soldiers is striking to look with his uniform in an impeccable way.
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  • The impressive changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is something you need to experience. The uniforms of the guards has a lot of meaning to Greeks and is unique, as is the...  more »