"The hefty guards and their comical shoes!" Changing of the Guard Tip by Durfun
Changing of the Guard, Athens: 53 reviews and 104 photos
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 rifles, and head off, leaving two fresh guards in place.
They wear really quirky pom-poms on their shoes. It looks so cute and it's funny to think such tough, armed men have to wear such comical shoes.
Traditionally, men from a certain part of Grrece are chosen for this duty, and the dress is representative of that place.
Address: In front of Parliament, Syntagma
Directions: Opposite Syntagma Square, in front of Parliament, or the metro exit.
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