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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 12 Reviews

The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $129.63
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

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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 $102.78
Athens Private Small Group Full Day, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day

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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 $39.97
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

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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 $51.39
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 $74.23
Small-Group Athens Neoclassical Tour with Greek Snack, Athens, Private Sightseeing 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 $51.39
Athens Tour, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens Tour

Athens is a great city of contrasts, old and new, antiquity next to modern.  In this 5-hour private tour, your driver will take you to visit the Acropolis, ...  Read more

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

From USD $279.78
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 $318.60
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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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 $62.81
Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch, Athens, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see with this full day trip all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. Offering a perfect overview of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $131.32

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