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Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias | Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28, Greece
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If I expect the world to respect our fallen warriors,we should respect there's

Just right out there on the busy street in front of the Parliament building. You can't help but stop and reflect. They carry the same respect for their fallen warriors as we do... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just right out there on the busy street in front of the Parliament building. You can't help but stop and reflect. They carry the same respect for their fallen warriors as we do. It's the right thing to do and makes you feel good to be a part of this level of respect on a world level.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very interesting how these men stand in front of the tomb so long without moving.. Very beautiful tomb and inspirational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This can be see at the parliament building. Along with the changing of the guards every hour on the hour. Its about a 15 min affair. Well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Should always remember the fallen in all battles take the time to see the changing of the guard does get very busy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A modern monument in the heart of Athens. Impressive guards, soldiers from the presidential unit, are the main attraction to the monument.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Seeing the changing of the guard is always interesting with all of the movements. You can take pictures with the guards, just don't go behind them. Watch out for pick pockets in the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Changing of guard occurs on the hour. Be there a few minutes ahead of time to get a good spot. The guards' uniform and shoes come with historical significance, so you should read up ahead of time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is definitely worth a stop on your tour of Athens and walk around the City Center. They have the Changing of the Guards ceremony every hour on the hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Reminded me very much of the same thing we have in the U.S. in Washington D.C. Not a must see but if you are in the area worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The memorial at the steps of the Greek parliament hosts the remains of unidentified soldiers from various battles of Greece. The honorary guard of the memorial stands mostly still and are iconic for Greece. You should time you visit for the changing of the guard.

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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, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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