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Greek Military Hazing Rituals Revealed

In Greece, conscription, or mandatory military service for men between the ages of 19-45 has been an active protocol since 1909. Over the years the length of time of the obligatory military enrollment has varied, but somethings have remained constant. Nowadays,...

Enjoy a Café in Athens: Where to Go

There is no shortage of cafeterias, or coffee shops, to choose from in Athens. You find them at the Acropolis Museum and around every corner of the city. Greeks have refined the art of "going for a coffee" to...

The 'Tsarouchi,' a Symbol of Greek Bravery and Freedom

When one thinks of Greece's War of Independence in 1821 and the great heroes like Kolokotronis and Karaiskakis, they would inevitably think of the foustanella, the skirt-like garment, and the tsarouchi, the typically-Greek shoe with the big round tassel...

Three Evzones in Bastille Day Celebration

Bastille Day was celebrated in France yesterday, July 14. This year, the grand celebration was combined with the 100th anniversary since the start of the World War I. The president of the French Republic, Francois Hollande, was present during the parade in...

Reuters Tribute to Evzones

The news agency Reuters made an impressive tribute to Evzones. Their photographs during private moments (when they dress up or take a break) shed some light on the backstage of the presidential guard, whose history began in 1867. Evzones are...

BBC’s Tribute to the Evzones

Mark Lowen from the BBC News visited Athens to make a tribute video to the Greek Presidential Guard. As he states in the video, Greece’s tradition wouldn’t be the same without its Presidential Guard. Sunday morning and the soldiers...