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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 monument is directly below the Greek Parliament, in the very centre of Athens. It is easily reachable by public transport. The monument itself is very good - reminding of the style of monuments o...  more »
  • Every hour of every day (top of the hour), you can see the changing of the guard in front of the Tomb. Sadly, I think that that activity has overshadowed the solemnity of the tomb itself. If I were to...  more »
  • The Tomb of the Unknown soldier is very interesting. The changing of the guard is quite an impressive exhibition. I don't know how they are chosen, but if it is anything like the American guards it is...  more »
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  • Changing of the guard was alright. Like a super slow ballet dance kind of.
  • Change of guard is an awe inspiring procedure, don't miss it!!!
  • Its very nice 👍👍
  • Nice tradition of őeségváltás. You might want to check out once. Although a small number of military things fire in traditional costume may not be very close because "traditional" soldiers upon them, even from a distance, is interesting for the ceremony.
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  • 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。