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Plateia Syntagmatos

Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the changing of the guards is free and occurs each hour on the hour out front of the parliament building in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier. We were on a guided tour so we were told about the origins of the outfit...More

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 3 days ago

I share my experience... Short time necessary to see that but pleasant moment; TRY TO TAKE a video instead of photo

Reviewed 3 days ago

This happens every hour on the hour, everyday, with a special and more colourful display at 11.00 a.m. on Sunday. It gets crowded before 11.00 a.m. on Sunday so arrive early.

Thank nick_ng
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The heart of the city, Syntagma Square is a good vantage point for walks to various parts of the city. The square itself has many attractions such as the Parliament building, change of guards on the hour et al.

Thank DipuKV
Reviewed 5 days ago

The changing of the guards should not be missed. This takes place every hour on the hour and is great to watch. The discipline displayed by the guards is commendable. There can be a large crowd during the day, in the evening there is less...More

Thank Peter_vB2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to visit the greek parliament and watch the changing of the guard and visit the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Thank SeaininBrennan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parliament building is guarded by the Evzones wearing the traditional costumes. There is a guard changing takes place every hour in front of The Tomb of The Unknown Sodier.

Thank echy20
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is i n front of the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square. The change of guards on top of the hour is nice to watch. There is always a crowd at hand.

Thank Manas R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The changing of the guards in Athens is orsome, the soldiers that do this are very disaplined, they stand in all weathers, without faultering. We enjoyed this event very much

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The changing of the guards was very interesting to watch. We happened to be walking down the street and came upon the soldiers that were marching down to replace the ones that were standing guard. Many tourists here trying to record and take pictures. Flashy...More

Thank LynneP
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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Flossie B
8 May 2017|
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Response from SergeySIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
A long procession takes place every Sunday at 11 am in Syntagma Square near the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Collins M
18 February 2017|
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Response from FancyFree55 | Reviewed this property |
The changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour. The grand changing ceremony is every Sunday morning at 11:00, and on national holidays.
Jennifer R
21 November 2016|
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Response from Leo D | Reviewed this property |
Soldiers don't have days off! they will change the guards no matter what and the parade goes with it.