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An image that makes all Hellenes (Ἕλληνες) or philhellenes proud, a photograph of a detachment of Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι) (Τσολιάδες) as they stand at attention in front of their beloved Parthenon (Παρθενώνας).
 
There is a significance to the white kilt known as the foustanella (φουστανέλα) which is worn by the Evzone. There are exactly 400 pleats (πιέτες), each one of which represents a year of Ottoman occupation.
 
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The elite soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι), guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Μνημείο του Άγνωστου Στρατιώτη), irrespective of weather....in this case, a rare snowfall.

On every Sunday morning at precisely 11:00, the ceremonial changing of the guard (Τσολιάδες) occurs with these elite soldiers from the Hellenic Army's Infantry Corp.

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A wonderful image of a detachment of the ceremonial unit of elite Greek soldiers known as the Evzones (Εύζωνες), standing at attention near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Μνημείο του Άγνωστου Στρατιώτη) in Athens.

On every Sunday morning at precisely 11:00, the ceremonial changing of the guard (Τσολιάδες) occurs with these finest from the Hellenic Army's Infantry Corp.

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An excellent photograph which focuses on the uniformity and precision of a detachment of the Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι)/(Τσολιάδες). These are the elite members of the Presidential Guard standing at attention in front of the Old Royal Palace (Παλαιά Ανάκτορα), which is the location of the modern Hellenic Parliament.
 
The etymology of the Greek word evzone first appeared in the ancient Greek poet Homer's, "The Iliad". It was derived from from "εὖ"+"ζώνη", meaning well-equipped, therefore, implying an elite status separate from the other Achaeans (Greeks) who fought on the battlefield of Troy. The designation has transcended the days of Homer in that the appellation is now accorded to the predominantly ceremonial unit culled from volunteers of the Hellenic Army's Infantry Corps.
 
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A wonderful photograph of two of the most iconic symbols of Greece, the Parthenon in the background and the elite memebers of the Presidential Guard, the Evzones, (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι) (Τσολιάδες).

There is a significance to the white kilt known as the foustanella (φουστανέλα) which is worn by the Evzone. There are exactly 400 pleats (πιέτες), each one of which represents a year of Ottoman occupation.

Photograph: (REUTERS/John Kolesidis)

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A wonderful photo of the changing of the guard by the Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι) (Τσολιάδες) at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Μνημείο του Άγνωστου Στρατιώτη).

The khaki worn is an alternate version of the Evzone uniform, the white may be more familiar since it is worn on Sundays and national holidays.

The red cap is called a phareon (φάριον) which has the long black tassels that are attached - and in the front, the Greek national emblem.

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An image that makes all Hellenes (Ἕλληνες) or philhellenes proud, a photograph of a detachment of Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι) (Τσολιάδες) as they stand at attention in front of their beloved Parthenon (Παρθενώνας).

There is a significance to the white kilt known as the foustanella (φουστανέλα) which is worn by the Evzone. There are exactly 400 pleats (πιέτες), each one of which represents a year of Ottoman occupation.

Attribution: Dimitris Vlaikos

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The uniformity, precision and synchronicity are on display by the Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι)/(Τσολιάδες), the elite members of the Presidential Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Μνημείο του Άγνωστου Στρατιώτη).

On every Sunday morning at precisely 11:00, the ceremonial changing of the guard (Τσολιάδες) occurs with these elite soldiers from the Hellenic Army's Infantry Corp.

Photo: Vladimir Mucibabic

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A wonderful photograph from +Mary papaioannou of the elite unit of the Greek Presidential Guard known as the Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι)/(Τσολιάδες).

The uniform that they wear is emblematic of that worn by the Greek freedom fighters who fought against the 400-year Ottoman occupation.

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Evzones!!! Greek elite president guard!!!☺
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An impressive image of a detachment of the Evzones (Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι)/(Τσολιάδες), the elite members of the Presidential Guard.

The etymology of the Greek word evzone first appeared in the ancient Greek poet Homer's, "The Iliad". It was derived from from "εὖ"+"ζώνη", meaning well-equipped, therefore, implying an elite status separate from the other Achaeans (Greeks) who fought on the battlefield of Troy.

The designation has transcended the days of Homer in that the appellation is now accorded to the predominantly ceremonial unit culled from volunteers of the Hellenic Army's Infantry Corps.

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