Presidential Guard, Athens

The Evzones, or Evzoni, (Greek: Εύζωνες, Εύζωνοι) is the name of the members of the Presidential Guard

Guards parade at Syntagma square - Athens, Greece

Guards parade at Syntagma square - Athens, Greece - daily changing of the guards in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Evzone on guard, Parliament building ,Greece

Evzone on guard, Parliament building, Greece, watched the changing of the guard in

Markos Botsaris (Greek: Μάρκος Μπότσαρης, c. 1788 – 21 August 1823) was a general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

Markos Botsaris (Greek: Μάρκος Μπότσαρης, c. 1788 – 21 August was a general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

Evzone Guards. The dress uniform of the Evezone Guards is based on the uniform of the Greek fighters of the 1821 war of independence and is native to Central and Southern Greece. The distinctive pleated white kilt,  the 'foustanela' is sewn on the bias from many triangular shaped pieces of fabric. It has 400 pleats to represent the 400 years of Ottoman domination.

The uniform of the Evezone Guards is based the Greek fighters of the 1821 war of independence.

Markos Botsaris (c. 1788 – 21 August 1823) was a general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

Markos Botsaris (c. 1788 – 21 August was a Greek general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

The Battle of Dervenakia (Greek: Μάχη των Δερβενακίων) was the Greek victory over the Ottoman forces on 26–28 July 1822, an important event in the Greek War of Independence. The destruction of Dramali Pasha's forces saved the heartland of the rebellion, the Morea, and secured it for the Greeks until the arrival of Ibrahim Pasha in 1825

The Battle of Dervenakia (Greek: Μάχη των Δερβενακίων) was the Greek victory over the Ottoman forces on 26–28 July 1822, an important event in the Greek War of Independence. The destruction of Dramali Pasha's forces saved the heartland of the rebellion, the Morea, and secured it for the Greeks until the arrival of Ibrahim Pasha in 1825

Klephts , kleftes, which means "thief" -  were highwaymen that turned self-appointed armatoloi, anti-Ottoman insurgents, and warlike mountain-folk who lived in the countryside when Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire.They were the descendants of Greeks who retreated into the mountains during the fifteenth century in order to avoid Ottoman oppression. They carried on a continuous war against Ottoman rule and remained active as brigands until the nineteenth century

Klephts , kleftes, which means "thief" - were highwaymen that turned…

Beginning in 1821, the Greek War of Independence began as a rebellion by Greek nationalists against the ruling Ottoman Empire.

Double Celebration on of March in Greece! Celebrating the declaration of independence from Ottoman Empire in Start of the Greek War of Independence! Painting by THEODOROS VRIZAKIS 1819 - 1878 "The Exodus of Messolonghi"

The Battle of Alamana was fought between the Greeks and the Ottoman Empire during the Greek War of Independence on April 22, 1821.

The Battle of Alamana was fought between the Greeks and the Ottoman Empire during the Greek War of Independence on April

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