The Presidential Guard: How Evzones Became a Potent Symbol of Greece
The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) goes back to more than 150 years ago to December 12, 1868, the day it was established in the modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized...
The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens
Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital
Tsarouchi, the Iconic Shoe of Brave Greek Warriors
The tsarouchi, the flat, hard-soled shoe with the famous large pompon at its end, is an iconic part of the Greek traditional costume, especially for the Greek soldiers known as evzones. The shoe also plays a large part in the...
A Greek Evzone Made in the USA
Greek-American Andreas Holevas may be the only man to obtain a Greek passport just to serve the country of his ancestors as an Evzone.
When the Heroic Greek Evzone Was Featured in Life Magazine
A Greek Evzone was featured on the cover of the American magazine Life, honoring the heroic battles of Greek soldiers against the invading Italians in 1940. The issue was published in mid-December 1940 approximately fifty days after Mussolini's forces attacked...
Evzones to Visit South Australia for ‘Oxi Day’
Recognizing the Australian support of the Greek and other Allied forces in the Battle of Greece and the Battle of Crete in 1941, members of the Hellenic Presidential Guard (Evzones) will visit Adelaide next month to commemorate Oxi Day...
Α Thousand Tourists Watched The Change of The Presidential Guard in Athens
More than a thousand tourists watched the weekly "Grand Change" of the Presidential Guard in Athens on Sunday.
Greek Parade Returns to NYC After a Two-Year Pandemic Hiatus
Thousands of people gathered along New York's Fifth Avenue again on Sunday to watch the Greek Independence Day Parade. The parade, which marks Greece's 1821 declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire, runs each year along Fifth Avenue between East...
Greek Evzones Take Part in Anzac Day March in Melbourne
Greek Evzones, members of the Presidential Guard, took part in the Anzac and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Monday at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, hosted by the Victorian Returned Services League. Anzac Day, April 25th, is one of Australia’s...
Philadelphia Hosts First Post-Pandemic Greek Independence Parade
Philadelphia hosted the first post-pandemic Greek Independence parade honoring the 201st anniversary of the Greek Revolution on March 20. A large crowd descended on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sending a strong message of unity and pride from the community. The highlight...