Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The President's Guard

25 Mar 2014 | From Milda of Greece

The Evzones, or Evzoni, is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Today, it refers to the members of the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Mansion and the gate of Evzones camp in Athens. The Evzones are also known, colloquially, as Tsoliades.

Milda also shared that their uniform are very precisely made. The skirts, fustanella which is a kilt-like garment, are made with exactly 400 pleats. They represent the 400 years under the Ottoman occupation.

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