Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens

4.4
#29 of 721 in Things to do in Athens
In the central square of Athens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorates Greek soldiers who have given their lives for their country but whose bodies remain unidentified or missing. The monument takes the form of a large wall with the figure of a fallen soldierĀ carved into the center. The border around the soldier resembles a casket. The Presidential Guard, or Evzones, stand watch over the tomb 24 hours a day. These elite soldiers wear a traditional uniform of a long tunic, cotton kilt, red fez, stockings, and red clogs adorned with black pompoms. Come pay your respects to the brave soldiers immortalized here, and watch the famous changing of the guard ceremony, which occurs every hour. See Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and all Athens has to offer by arranging your trip with our Athens trip planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,191 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of a day where I explored the center of Athens. It is a nice place to visit quickly to see how Athenians pay their respects to those who have made the...  more »
  • Changing of the guards on Sunday at 11am. Super crowded so get here early to get up front to watch. Else, line the western side of the street facing the tomb so you can watch the brigade march away. I...  more »
Google
  • Nice costumes. Nice military. He let civilians take pictures with him. They were very happy. It's good to see people are happy.
  • Wonderful place to be in Athens. The soldiers' uniform ushers us back into the rich history of this nation.
Places to stay near Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Plan your trip to Athens

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Athens

View all >
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Athens

View all >
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Athens

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Athens

4.4
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 8​h

Shopping in Athens

View all >
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Athens

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 3​h