The elite unit of the Greek army ringing loudly on the square is an entertaining sight you must see.
Evzones are the soldiers of the Greek army, an obligatory requirement for whom is attractiveness and growth of not less than 187 centimeters. They honorably keep watch at the Presidential Palace and the Greek Parliament. Dressed in a Bavarian-style uniform with a tsaruha - leather boots with large black pompoms, each weighing about 3 kg and being knocked down with 60 steel nails, so that the Evzones can effectively and sonically walk along the pavement.
And on holidays this action turns into a real show, when all 120 guards in uniforms hold a parade in the sounds of the orchestra.
Photo: Evzones, ©
How to do?
1. Go to the Constitution Square.
2. Changing the guard takes place every hour, so you won`t wait long.
3. Observe how the modern mountaineers are changing the guard.
Where to do?
The central square of the city, from where you can easily get all the main attractions of Athens, also here you can see how the Evzones detachment changes their watch.14
Location: In the center of Athens, not far from the Acropolis and the National Park.
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