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Changing of the guard at Syntagma Square

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Changing of the guard at Syntagma Square

A must-see moment

Syntagma Square is also known as Constitution Square and is home to the Parliament of Athens. Watching over one of the Greek government's most important buildings, you'll see soldiers of the Guard standing to attention in every corner of the Square. A normal changing of the guard happens once an hour. However, the changing of the guard at 11:00 on Sunday morning is the one to see. Once a week, at this time, the Guard is relieved following the historic protocol so that this tradition is not lost to the past. This spectacular ritual is not to be missed. The Evzones, the elite ceremonial unit that make up the Guard, make their grand entrance accompanied by a live band. They're easy to spot in their colourful ceremonial costume.



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