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Proud Grandparents Accompany Evzone Grandson on Duty

Photos of an elderly couple sitting near, and standing next to, a Presidential Guard soldier (Evzone) outside the Greek parliament building have gone viral. The photographs depict the proud grandparents of the evzone Presidential Guard soldier who just wanted to keep...

Greek Presidential Guard Established 150 Years Ago Today

The long and remarkable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, 150 years ago. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema at the time, was established by a royal...

Greek Evzones Honored in Warsaw Photo Exhibition

Greece's Evzone  Presidential Guard soldiers are being honored in a photography exhibit currently on display in the Polish capital of Warsaw, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Guard. North Events and "Hermes", the Association of Greek Entrepreneurs of Poland,...

Honoring the Nation: Twin Brothers, Twin Evzones

Two brothers, one childhood dream turned reality. Twin brothers Georgios and Konstantinos Athanasopoulos have realized a lifelong dream by joining the Greek Presidential Guard and wearing the historic uniform of the Evzones. This uniform, with its distinctive 'foustanela', symbolizes the...

Evzones March at Sydney’s Iconic Bondi Beach (video)

Hundreds turned up to see the Evzones, the Greek Presidential Guard, marching at Bondi Beach on Sunday for the ANZAC Day ceremonies. The crowd came to a standstill as the Evzones participating in the festivities to commemorate those who served and...

Evzones in Sydney for ANZAC Day Ceremonies

(Greek Presidential Guard with Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras)  The Greek Presidential Guard is in Sydney to take part in the ANZACs Day events and participate in several functions with the Diaspora in Australia. The Evzones, who are...

Greek Evzones Return to Australia by Popular Demand

The Evzones, the Hellenic Presidential Guard, are returning to Australia after an invitation of the Foundation for Hellenic Studies, the highlight of the visit being a march and wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday in Adelaide. The guards will visit Adelaide with...

Hellenic Community of Melbourne Honors Evzones

The Evzones of Greece's Presidential Guard were honored by the Hellenic Community of Melbourne at the Greek Centre as part of the March 25th festivities. The Board of Directors of the Community held a dinner in their honor, attended by...

Evzones Boost Greek Pride at Melbourne Greek Independence Day Parade

Thousands turned to the streets of Melbourne to get a glimpse of the Evzones on Sunday parading in celebration of Greek Independence Day. “This is undoubtedly the most massive and impressive celebration of of Greek Independence Day I have seen...

Tsarouchi: The Boot of the Brave Greek Warrior

The tsarouchi -- the flat, hard-soled shoe with the famous large tassel -- is an iconic part of the Greek traditional costume. It is the shoe that the great warriors of the Greek War of Independence wore, and became world-famous...