March 25th, 1821.  Greek Independence!

March 25th, 1821. Greek Independence!

Evzone on guard, Parliament building ,Greece

Evzone on guard, Parliament building ,Greece

Presidential Guard, Athens

Presidential Guard, Athens

Changing of the Guards - Athens, Greece

Changing of the Guards - Athens, Greece

Guards, Athens, Greece *

Guards, Athens, Greece *

Guards parade at Syntagma square - Athens, Greece

Guards parade at Syntagma square - Athens, 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.

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.

Greek fighter

Greek fighter

.Klephtes were always free on the mountains

.Klephtes were always free on the mountains

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 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

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