The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall paid their respects to fallen soldiers as they visited the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens.
The couple were greeted by Captain Tim Ferns, the UK Defence Attache, veterans, guests and even vegan demonstrators.
Those gathered at the short ceremony observed a minute’s silence after the sound of a trumpet before the prince laid a wreath on a tomb which read: “Their name liveth for evermore.”
Mr Marinos spoke of his illustrious career in the armed forces, including his time with submarines, which led the prince to describe him as a “remarkable” man and to tell him he was “very proud”.
But before his departure, Charles encountered a vegan group who displayed a banner which read: “Charles, go vegan. Compassion looks great on you”, before chanting “please, Charles, please go vegan”.
Despite drinking coffee like the locals, Charles refused a plastic straw due to his campaign to reduce plastic usage.
On Thursday morning, the prince was greeted by Archbishop Ieronymos II at the entrance of his palace.
The prince said: “I’m afraid my gift is very inadequate in return.”
When asked what her favourite book was, the duchess responded: “When I was very young, which was 100 years ago, I used to love the books of Rudyard Kipling.”