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. See Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and all Athens has to offer by arranging your trip with our Athens trip planning tool .
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  • Managed to catch part of the changing of the guard ceremony whilst visiting Syntagma Square in Athens. It was interesting for the very slow speed of the marching. WOrth a look if you get an opportunit...  more »
  • No I'm going to say that it is something fabulous and worth seeing because he would lie to them. But it is a curious thing, that if you are going right out there in an hour point you can for a view. It is like a slow-motion choreography.
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  • It is a monument located in Syntagma Square, at the foot of the Parliament. Every hour at point a little changing of the guard, but the big is Sunday, I think at 13 h. Worth seeing it, that is very strange, with the costumes and the history they contain.
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  • In front of the parliament there are two Evzons in traditional war clothes with guns. The third guardian, dressed in the usual shape and without a gun is nearby. He has a special task - to take care that the clothes of the evzones, standing on the post, have always been in order, and, when necessary, to correct him. People come to see the guardians change every hour. The main attraction is on Sunday at 11 am. Guardian change happens to the music of the military orchestra.
  • ..they died for Freedom of our Country and there are Uknown because there is the real Greek heart and Values..ancient Greek Values of Freedom Equality and Brootherhood
  • Very solemn, guards similar to other places that are entrusted with this responsibility. On Sundays, about 10: 45 a.m. there is a full changing of the guard ceremony worth seeing for those who understand the sacrifices made for the living.
  • Guarded by two statue still guards. It is a great sight and very central.
  • The Square houses the Greek Parliament. Very Important square of modern Athens from both a historical and social point of view.

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