7 best things to see and do in Athens

Ryan Chart
29th April 2019

The Unknown Soldier Monument

6/7 Syntagma Square

The Changing of the Guard’s theatrical display is awash with intrigue — from the Evzones’ (elite soldiers) elaborate costumes to the Hellenic Parliament’s stone carvings and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that they guard. The slow marching and timely heel slaps captivate kids. The ceremony takes place every hour, every day but on Sunday there’s a more elaborate march along Vasilissis Sofia Avenue at 11 am, accompanied by a military band. Afterwards, wander into the National Gardens with 15 hectares of grass, trees, ponds and play areas where kids can let off steam as you relax in the shade.

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