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Changing of the guard.  
   

Changing of the guard.

They must stand and not move or show emotion during their guarding duty. They represent dead soldiers, hence no emotion or movement.
Day 1 in Athens, a city thousands of years in the making.

October 12th 2022
How good is Athens? Rhetorical question really. I love it. Everywhere are reminders of just how special this place is. Be it the history of the Olympics, the marathon, the Romans, the Byzantines, the great Greek thinkers (well the big 3), the Ottomans, even King Ludwig of Bavaria and particularly his son (first king of Greece) and I haven’t even mentioned the Acropolis or the Parthenon! It is so ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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15th October 2022

Changing of the guard
We loved this ceremony and visited a couple of times, but sadly couldn't make it on a Sunday when they have the parade. Glad to read that you love Athens too :)
15th October 2022

Good to hear from you. I recognise you from somewhere/sometime but always happy to see positive comments. Yes love the sights, the spirit and really just about everything here.
15th October 2022

Same, same. Hello again. Final day in Athens but very happy tourists.

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