09 January 2019



Evzones or Evzoni (Tsoliades) are members of the Presidential Guard (Proedriki Froura) who guard the Monument of the Unknown Soldier which is dedicated to all the unknown soldiers who lost their lives defending Greece through the centuries.
Tip: The 400 pleats of the kilt of Evzone's uniform (Foustanela) equal the number of years Greeks were enslaved, while the red cap symbolizes the blood shed in the revolution against Ottoman occupation and the black tassels stand for the tears of the Greeks shed during 400 years of Ottoman rule.

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