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Platia Syntagmatos

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

A central square in Athens to visit. Usually a few things going on. Easy to get to via metro/bus and even walking. A hub of activity in the evening. Surrounded by shops and restaurants so there is something to see and do for everyone. The...More

Thank AngelCake_NSE
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place where there is the memorial or the unknown Greek soldier that gave his life for our motherland. The guard of the place is a ritual that every tourist or visitor admires.You can also see the Greek Parliament House .The building is outstanding!the square...More

Thank Panagiotis S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many places in the world where you can see the changing of guards, but this one is unique. Must for Athens visitors

Thank Zeituni
Reviewed 1 week ago

we've seen the changing couple of times. while it can be unbearable in the heat waiting, watching (imagine how the soldiers feel in their outfits), it is interesting to see a tie-honored tradition and act of honor of fellow soldiers, fallen. if you have time,...More

Thank walton56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why a previous writer thought these were actors, THEY ARE NOT. These are professional soldiers carrying on a tradition to honor there fallen fellow soldiers. Similar too honor guards I have seen in London and Washington DC. The uniform, and march is uniquely...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guards of the unknown Soldier perform with perfection and perform with precision. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank MBs4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Syntagma is the main place for demonstrations of Greek people when protesting against authorities. Spending 20 minutes to watch Changing the Guard Ceremony can be funny for children and tourists.

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...actors not military forces ...for me that my dauther is in the army . it was not a nice experience

Thank Urys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see this on a really hot day and those guards to stand as still as they did with out falling was amazing, then they did the march for the tomb of the unknown solider it was a amazing a must see if...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very touching to see the changing of the guard. Very well presented - time for pictures after the presentation but do listen to the solider and his instructions or you'll know if you haven't

Thank Christine F
Nearby
Syntagma
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,
...More
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Flossie B
On Sunday where does the ceremonial parade start and end. Thank you.
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
Is there a particular time the change occurs?
18 February 2017|
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Response from Kevin Z | Reviewed this property |
The change happens every hour, on the hour. Ex: 1000, 1100, 1200, etc. Its best to arrive a couple of minutes before hand to get a front row seat.
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Jennifer R
Hello! Does anyone know if the changing of the guards and Sunday parade will still take place on New Year's Day?
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.
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