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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 formality of the changing of the guard ceremony, as well as the unique uniforms worn by the Presidential Guard, justifiably make this place a popular attraction for visitors. While the regular cer...  more »
  • Not to be missed , well worth half an hour of your time in Athens.We got their around 1145 and was very quiet tourist wise  more »
  • Every hour you can see very funny (comical traditional dresses with pomponchikami) the changing of the guard, which is always going to the crowd is local and tourists.
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