Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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a unique experience to see the otto choreography of proud soldiers dressed in foustanela...very crowded usually
Auch Griechenland hat ein Grab des unbekannten Soldat, die zum Nachdenken bringt. An dem Tag von April wo wir vorbei kamen, konnten man nichts sehen, weil eine Domonstration wegen die Niedrigen Einkom... read more »Greece also has a tomb of the unknown soldier, which leads to thinking. On the day of April where we pass came, you could see nothing because gave a demonstration due to the low income and the place was full.show original
The changing of the Guard at the tomb of the unknown Soldier is well worth watching and happens frequently day and night. We were here at dusk and it was really good.
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