The Changing of Guards in Athens

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The Presidential Mansion is the place to be to see a Changing the Guard ceremony in Athens, Greece. The Changing the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in particular has become a popular tourist attraction. Greek soldiers called “Evzons” or ‘Tsoliades’ in their traditional pleated skirt uniform and shoes with toes tipped by a red or black ball called a ‘foonda’ are who guard the tomb. Presidential troops preforms their ceremonial duties every hour on the hour, but the main one takes place each Sunday at 11 am. If you go on Sunday, make sure to be there early, cause its gets crowdie.

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