Evzones, Presidential Guard, Athens, Greece- Proedriki Froura by asival
Tsarouchi, red leather clog with black pompon. Under the sole, depending on the size, there are 60 to 120 nails. On average each tsarouchi weighs 3.5 kilos (7.7 pounds).
Konstantinos_Koukidis_monument The Germans reached the Acropolis on April 27 1941. They ordered the flag guard, Evzone Konstandinos Koukidis, to retire the Greek flag. The Greek soldier obeyed, but when he was done, he wrapped himself in the flag and threw himself off of the plateau where he met death. The plaque in memory of this guard was raised underneath the Acropolis. http://fotios.org/node/2199