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Athens Half Day Private Tour
"Our half-day tour in Athens will give you an overview of the modern city of Athens and an insight to the ancient monuments and sites that have made Athens known all over the world. If you are first-time visitor of Athens this tour will help you in orientation and a possible plan you want to make for the remaining days. Athens is a balanced mixture of ancient and modern characteristics reflected in each and every corner of the city. This private tour in Athens stretches from the Acropolis to the Lycabettus Hill and Kolonaki connecting that way the most ancient symbol of the city with the commercial area of modern Athens. The famous Acropolis of Athens: The highlight of this sightseeing tour in Athens is of course the Acropolis the trademark of the city. The Sacred Rock the symbol of the Greek culture
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Athens City Highlights Segway Tour
"Meet your friendly guide at your chosen time – 10am 12pm or 4pm – and start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled electric self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable you’ll weave through tree-lined streets close to the Acropolis of Athens following your guide into the heart of the city.Glide past Hadrian’s Arch the monumental gateway that once separated the old and new part of the city
From EUR59.00
 
Athens Electric Bike Tour
"Meet your guide in central Athens and hop aboard your electric bike: a two-wheeled bicycle with an electric motor. Listen to a safety briefing then strap on your helmet and set off behind your guide. The pace is leisurely allowing you to listen to your guide and take in the sights.Begin with a cycle up the Pnyx often cited as the birthplace of democracy and the Hill of the Nymphs which in ancient times was the site of a shrine dedicated to the nymphs. Your electric bike will make light work of the climb and you’ll be well rewarded with sweeping views of the city.Next
From EUR39.00

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Changing of the Guard

It was a grey cold day at the Syntagma square, but still, as every day at 11AM, the changing guard of the Parliament building went on.This ceremony is 24 times daily but the main one takes place each...
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Danalia
Feb 06, 2012

Tall men in skirts and slippers.

The changing of the guard is a very popular thing to watch and i like it too because i think the guards look real funny.I´m aware that it´s a great honor to guard the parlament building, but they do...
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cachaseiro
Sep 05, 2011

Changing of the Guard

Although the guards change hourly, there is a big ceremony once a week. These ceremonial guards, the Evzones, stand motionless at the tomb of their Unknown Soldier. They are volunteers—Getting into...
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JessieLang
May 26, 2011

The hefty guards and their comical shoes!

Head for Syntagma Square to witness this ceremony.The two guards guarding the front of the Parliament building are replaced every hour, and you see them shout out their orders in Greek, shuffle their...
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Durfun
Jan 31, 2011

Change of Gaurd : Syntagma / Parliament

Though the change of Gaurd happenes every day, the one on Sunday is special.The speciality comes from the dress with pleats and the colourful gears.Take a morning tour of Parthenon (Acropolis) and...
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samitbabu
Aug 16, 2010

It's only 10 minutes

We walked up to see the tomb of the unknown soilders, and suddenly we were witnessing the changing of the guards, it's a simple cermony and it last about 10 minutes. If your there and it happens stick...
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jlanza29
Jan 19, 2010

IT'S CALLED A FUSTANELLA

What are they wearing? The kilt like uniform is called a fustanella and it is part of the historic Evzones or sharp shooters of the light infantry of 1833. In 1868, one of the infantry units became...
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travelgourmet
Jun 08, 2009

Don't Let the PomPoms Fool You!

Due to a rehearsal for the Queen's birthday, we didn't see any changing of the guard in London, but we made up for it in Athens, and I'm sure this made up for it, as it was quite a ceremony. We did...
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Susumarie
Oct 08, 2008

The Changing of the Guards

In the state capital, Athens, members of the elite Evzones light infantry unit, provide a 24-hour honor guard, with an hourly guard change, at the Presidential Mansion and at the Tomb of the Unknown...
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mallyak
Aug 22, 2008

The Changing of the Gaurd >yawns<

So I went to the Syntagma square to watch the changing of the gaurd. I waited for a good 20 minutes for the clock to strike, I negotiated through the crowd, which obstructed much of the view. I...
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Snipernurse
Jun 28, 2008

funny dressed guards

At the area between syntagma square and parliament lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was built in 1932 and there are always 2 guards (called Evzones of the Presidential Guard) on a 24 hour...
mindcrime
Jun 07, 2008

Changing of the Guard

Outside the tomb of the unknown soldier, in front of the parliament building, stands members of the presidential guards. Their costumes are so interesting and they stand completely still with the...
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jlfloyd
Mar 20, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Athens

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Central Market - Varvakios Agora

It is a great way to spend money on food. Also known as ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΗ ΑΓΟΡΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ, it is located between Omonia and Monastiraki.
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Numismatic Museum

It’s probably the museum that I have passed by more than an other in Athens but it was only November 2015 when I visited for the first time (because a friend that we had a meeting near by told me he...
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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum is my favourite museum in Athens. Many temporary exhibitions are organized here. Last time we visited the Benaki Museum in April 2010 there were three temporary exhibions: The first one...
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Museum of Cycladic Art

A collection of ancient treasures. The museum consists a wide range of exhibits, ranging from the Cycladic period to ancient Greek period and even a segment on contemporary art work. The contents...
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Jewish Museum

As described on the brochure of the Museum: "The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2.300 years of Jewish life in Greece.As a historical...
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Tzistarakis Mosque

It is located on Μοναστηράκι and is easily accessible by metro. It was built in 1759 and has no minaret. This is still a problem for the Muslim community of Athens, since this is one of the very few...
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