Greece:  The Greek costume is highly unique, with no other country similar to it. Greeks are very proud of their military tradition, and treat these costume-donning regulars on the public squares of Athens with great respect.

This is an image of traditional greek dancing when Greek folk music is played. This wardrobe is put on for dancing folk. Greek dancing is line dancing but everyone has their arms around their shoulders.

Laskarina Bouboulina (1771-1825) on 1000 Drachmai 1970 Banknote from Greece. Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821

Laskarina Bouboulina on 1000 Drachmai 1970 Banknote from Greece. Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 Link to Wikipedia article here:.

From the left: Cretan Uniform, Winter Doulamas, Ceremony Uniform, Summer Doulamas, Pontian Uniform

Looking back at my Greek holiday photos,i just discovered some nice shots taken during the elite "Evzones" ( Presidential Guards) changing .

Old school Greek Cypriots

"Whoever wants to become a good lyra - player should go to an isolated crossroads at midnight. First he should trace a circle on the ground with a black - hilted dagger, then enter it, stay there and start playing the lyra.

Raquel Welch, taken in Cyprus village before Turkish invasion in 1974

American actress and sex symbol Raquel Welch poses with local Greek Yiayias. News Photo

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