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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...

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 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...

Greece Celebrates 152 Years Since Presidential Guard Was Established

The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, 152 years ago, in the newly established modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema at...

Evzone Featured in Iconic Photo in Historic LIFE Magazine 79 Years Ago

It was mid-December 1940, approximately fifty days after the outbreak of the Greco-Italian war, when the American magazine ''LIFE'' featured a Greek Evzone on its cover. At that time, ''LIFE'' magazine was the leading American publication in photojournalism. At a time...

Proud Evzones Honor Greek Region of Thrace

The Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, on Tuesday added the region of Thrace's official battle uniform to their range of dress uniforms honoring different parts of the nation for their battles for independence and union with Greece. In a ceremony...

Detachment of Evzones to Mark Anzac Day in Adelaide

A detachment of the Greek Presidential Guard will be in South Australia from April 23-30 to participate in ceremonies marking Anzac Day and take part in Easter Celebrations. Adelaide will have the honor of welcoming the elite members of the...