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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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  • This together with the Parliament in Syntagma Square, is very easy to reach, you should go and see the changing of the guard.
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  • It was truly a wonderful experience. We were relly impressed with the changing of the guards and the professional way in which visitors were able to take photos. 
  • If you have the chance to be there on Sunday at 11am, do it because that's when the changing of the guard takes place in a more ceremonious way (with music and regiments). Other than that, it's just y...  more »