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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

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...

Why Should Greek Evzones Wear Masks While Standing Guard Alone?

The Evzones, the ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Mansion in Athens, have been wearing masks throughout the Covid pandemic although they stand guard alone -- outdoors. Critics say that Evzones have...

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) started on a day much like this, on December 12, 1868, in the newly established modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema...

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...

Greek Evzones Dressed in Pontic Costume Honor Victims of Genocide

Hundreds of people gathered in Athens’ Syntagma Square to mark the Pontian Genocide and watch the evzones dressed in Pontic costumes

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.

Evzones Exhibit Opens Greek Bicentennial Year in Australia

The Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence was marked recently with the opening of an exhibition showing the daily lives of Evzones

Greek President Calls Evzones “Custodians of our Historical Memory”

"The Evzones of the Presidential Guard are the custodians of our historical memory," said President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday. Sakellaropoulou spoke during the ceremony celebrating the Patron Saint of the Presidenctial Guard, the modern-day martyr Agios...