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  • Address: Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece
  • 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.

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Full-Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis and Cape Sounion with Lunch, Athens, null
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Full-Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis and Cape Sounion with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Accompanied by a local guide, enjoy the striking contrasts of Athens between the ancient and the modern. Visit the Acropolis, the glory of ancient Athens, as ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.11
Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum, Athens, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a private tour of the ancient city of Athens with a personal guide. You will visit the Acropolis, icon of Athens perched on its plateau, and walk to ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.27
Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Tour in the heart of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium and many more with your 4-hour private taxi and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.14
Athens Half Day Private Tour, Athens, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Athens Half Day Private Tour

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Explore Athens with a Half Day Private tour with English speaking driver. A well designed and organized sightseeing tour in Athens is the perfect way to get to ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.98
Panoramic City Tour of Athens, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Panoramic City Tour of Athens

This private half-day tour will cover most of the highlights of Athens and give you a great overview of this ancient city. Tour includes visits to the city ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.79
Small-Group Athens Neoclassical Tour with Greek Snack, Athens, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Small-Group Athens Neoclassical Tour with Greek Snack

Put on your sneakers and get ready for a walking tour in Neoclassical Athens, full of emotions and memorable images. This small-group tour is ideal for ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.14
Athens Private Small Group Full Day, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore 4,000 years of Greek civilization on this private 8-hour small-group tour of Athens. Visit top Athens attractions including the Odeon of Herodes ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.22
Private Half-Day Athens Highlights Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half-Day Athens Highlights Tour

Athens is a beautiful city of old-meets-new contrasts. Explore the landmarks that make the city special on this 5-hour, private driving tour. Discover sites ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $267.53
Private Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum Tour with Dinner on Lycabettus Hill, Athens, Private ... 
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Private Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum Tour with Dinner on Lycabettus Hill

A private tour for you to experience the majesty of the Parthenon, the new Acropolis museum and the city of Athens, followed by a wonderful dinner on the ...  Read more

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

From USD $304.65
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 615 Reviews

Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Varies
3.5 - 5 hours

From USD $60.06

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