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Evzones Form Guard of Honor at Melbourne’s Parliament House (video)

The Evzones, Greece's Presidential Guard, formed an honor guard at the Parliament House of Victoria on Thursday, during their visit to Melbourne, Australia. The unit is in Australia to participate in the annual celebration of the Revolution of Independence, which...

Evzones to Join Greek National Day Event in Melbourne

A group of Greek evzones -- elite soldiers popularly known for the famous changing of the guard ceremony in Athens -- will travel to Australia for Greek independence day celebrations next month. In Melbourne, members of the presidential guard will...

Exhibition in Adelaide Commemorates the Evzones Visit to Australia

An exhibition showcasing the official visit of the Evzones, the members of the Greek Presidential Guard, in Australia, is in progress at St. Basil Homes in Adelaide and will remain open to the public until the end of August. According...

As Heatwave Persists, Conditions Worsen for Evzones Guards

The prolonged heatwave plaguing the country and the capital in particular, causes all sorts of problems for Athenians. Those suffering more -and in silence- though, are stray animals and the Evzones in Syntagma square. The fustanella-wearing guards standing in front...

Australia to Welcome Nine Evzones for ANZAC Day, Battle of Crete Anniversary This Week

Australia will be welcoming the arrival of the nine Evzones who are scheduled to visit Australia for the historical ANZAC Day and the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The arrival of the nine soldiers of the Greek Presidential...

Evzones to Join Australians in Celebrations for ANZAC Day, The 76th Anniversary of The Battle of Crete

Adelaide and Sydney residents get ready -- the Evzones are coming your way! The historical ANZAC Day and the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Crete is being marked this year with events and ceremonies all throughout the month...

Despite Snow, Sleet and Cold, Changing of the Guard in Athens Must Go On

Nothing stands in the way of the Evzones doing their diligent duty as these members of the Greek Presidential Guard have been serving their country since December 12, 1868. Even when it is cold, rainy and snowing these guards...

Farmers Protesting Tax Increase and Cuts to Social Security Close Greek-FYROM Border

The customs office at Evzones, near Greece’s border with FYROM, was blocked by farmers and from the municipality of Peonia on Saturday, who are protesting about the increase in taxation and changes in their social security fees. Speaking to Athens-Macedonian...

Man Throws Fire Bomb at Presidential Guards in Front of Greek Parliament

An unknown man wearing a hood hurled a molotov cocktail at the presidential guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument early Wednesday morning. The incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. when a hooded black-clad man approached the sentry boxes...

Police Evacuate Makeshift Migrant Camp in Northern Greece

Hellenic Police on Monday are in the process of evacuating a makeshift migrant camp next to a gas station at Polykastro in northern Greece. Since 7:30 in the morning, about 300 men of riot police have started the operation of...