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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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  • The changing of the guard is made in front of this monument. Not worth much go see it, make it quite desacompasados and it is quite crappy...
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  • At 13:00 we saw the changing of the guard. walking distance from our hotel. must see. They allow pictures  more »
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier itself is far from remarkable and were it not for its guards in traditional attire you might well walk straight past without noticing. But if you are here chances are i...  more »
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  • Change of guard is an awe inspiring procedure, don't miss it!!!
  • Its very nice 👍👍
  • 這個無名戰士紀念碑只能遠遠拍照,無法靠近仔細看,一靠近現場的衛兵就會趕人,滿可惜的。
  • To remember the sacrifices that were made to be free.
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