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This happens every hour, on the hour & is well worth seeing although it dies remind me I’m sorry to... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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The change of the guard happens every hour which makes it very accessible but still very popular... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | Syntagma, Athens 10562, Greece
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This happens every hour, on the hour & is well worth seeing although it dies remind me I’m sorry to say of the Monty Python silly walk sketch. Viewers are allowed to get to within a few metres of the guards on duty, prior to...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The formal way of marching is a bit outdated! Formal and nice but not really worth the time. Besides the duty officer is not wearing the same uniform!

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The change of the guard happens every hour which makes it very accessible but still very popular. The clothes, marching and atmosphere is one in a kind unlikely found anywhere else. You are allowed to take videos and photos from behind the first white line....More

Thank Servaise
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Although hot, we had fun watching the guard change. Kids enjoyed seeing the costumes. Listen to a guide nearby explain the costumes and watch outfit the pigeon photos... tourist trap

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

It is a nice to see if you have time in Athens. You need to read or have a guide to explain the costumes , weapons, the steps & the Change . A great photo, video & boomerang for your social media

Thank ZGastronomer
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The guards have a costume or may be seen as a unique uniform. Pom poms on the shoes. The skirt has 400 pleats. Designed by the Queen Amalia. The guards are standing motionless in front of the 'monument or grave of the unknown soldier'. No...More

Thank troopermini1
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

You can see why tour coaches pull up here so people can disembark and see the ritual every hour on the hour.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was Sunday morning but happens everyday at the top of the hour. Not as elaborated as the change in London, but anyhow a very interesting attraction. It takes a relatively short time. You should avoid the middle day and come early morning or later...More

Thank travelling_couple_7
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

A note of caution upfront! Given the huge crowds, this activity is low on visibility to all and high on waiting time. So if you have a ringside view and loads of patience, the march of the guards is a good peek into Greek history...More

1  Thank DipuKV
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is quite interesting, a very theatrical experience.

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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,
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