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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias | Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28, Greece
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Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias | Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

not much to see. you can watch the changing of the guard which is okay. other than that not much to see.

Thank michaellK6094OA
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must see while in Athens. Make sure you see the soldiers march in front of the tomb. It is amazing to see their precision and how they march together. It took about 30 minutes to see all of it.

Thank iamarugger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tomb itself is nothing special - a plain, simple and big monument commemorating soldiers killed in wars. What makes this unique is the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The Evzones (the most prestigious unit of the Greek Army) are dressed in traditional Greek uniforms...More

Thank P E
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must visit landmarks in Athens, often ignored because of the other popular sites in the city.

Thank Triplyzer I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the changing of the guard at the top of each hour. It is really fascinating. This is in Syntagma Square in front of the Parliament building

Thank LeslieC_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

we saw it when we watch the changing of the guards (every hour and with parade on Sunday - that was fun to watch)

Thank Georgia-and-Sunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a must-see landmark to visit while in Athens.The tomb honors all those Greek soldiers who were ever killed in war and each day, there is a special ceremony performed here that further honors the following. While visiting the...More

Thank 120Roxana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two guards over a tomb that is empty but symbolic of unknown soldiers- we caught them NOT at changing time but a sort of "stretching dance" they stand motionless for approx an hour then move to stretch

Thank artistwanabe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the changing of the guards was a very unique experience- highly recommend! Takes about 20 minutes, but come a few minutes early to get a spot near the front.

1  Thank ThePatels2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I nice site to see of the traditional guards. Worth the walk and wait to see them come out each hour.

Thank Jim G
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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