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Home > Athens City Pass > Changing of the guards in front of the Parliament – hourly spectacle

Changing of the guards in front of the Parliament – hourly spectacle

Watch the guarding soldiers with their traditional uniforms every hour at the change of the guards.

The hourly changing of the guards in front of the parliament building in Athens has meanwhile become a tourist highlight. Especially the extraordinary uniform of the soldiers will surprise you. A skirt with precisely ironed folds and beak-wood shoes with a pompom make the uniform quite unique. After an hour of standing still, the two guards are replaced by two others. Thereby it comes to unusual leg movements of the soldiers, whereby the legs are swung far upwards and the wooden shoe then strikes the ground loudly. Don't miss this spectacle!

Times Changing of the guards

The guards change every hour.

Address Changing of the guards

In front of the memorial of the “Unknown Soldier”
Hellenic Parliament
Athens 105 57 

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