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  • Address: Syntagma Square
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Athens' Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnēmeíon Agnōstou Stratiōtou) commemorates all those Greek soldiers who died in service of their country over its long history. Among its inscriptions are quotes from Pericles Funeral Oration as written by Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War : 'and one bed is carried empty / made for the unknown ones.' During major holidays, politicians and officials lay wreaths at the tomb.

The tomb is guarded 24 hours a day by the Presidential Guard (the Evzones). These are the hand-picked strongest men of the army - also the most handsome! Their traditional uniform features a skirt, stockings and pom-poms on their shoes, all of which makes the hourly Changing of the Guard ceremony even more worth seeing. On Sundays at 11am they stage an impressive full ceremony with formal uniform and an army band.

Practical Info

The Tomb of the Unknown Solider is located in Syntagma Square, near Parliament House. Nearest metro is Syntagma and there are also buses hubbing around the square.

Tours & Tickets

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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Discover two beautiful, fascinating Ancient Greece locations with this Athens Super Saver. With your guide, explore Athens and visit breathtaking monuments ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $129.38

Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

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See the sights of Athens on a half-day, small-group tour of the city by minibus! With a friendly local guide, watch the Greek Changing of the Guard ceremony by ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.42

Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum

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Visit one of the world's great museums, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens on this three-hour private walking tour. The museum houses the most ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.92

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