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Athens 105 57, Greece
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Evzones Athens  Greece
Grand Change of the Evzones Guards Athens  Greece
Evzones Athens  Greece
Grand Change of the Evzones Guards Athens  Greece

Evzones

In front of the Parliament House in Athens, the Evzones, an infantry unit of the Greek Army, guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Evzones wear traditional Greek red and blue uniforms. The changing of the guards takes place every hour and their marching is truly unique. This is one tourist spot where you need to shoot video and not just photos.

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over 4 years ago

Grand Change of the Evzones Guards

While to our modern eyes, men dressed in white skirts, tights, and pompoms don't look very threatening, Athens' Evzones are actually an elite unit of the Greek military.

The Evzones guard the Tomb of the Unknown solider in from of the Hellenic Parliament building in Athens, but every Sunday morning at 11:00am they perform the Grand Change, which is well worth watching.

The entire troupe marches from the barracks to the Parliament, where they perform maneuvers while marching with a band. It is fascinating to watch and photograph.