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Guard Mount In Front Of The Greek Parliament

Uritsk Andrey • 3 minutes read • April 20th, 2016
One of the most popular tourist attractions in 


is the guard mount in front of the Greek parliament on 

Syntagma Square:

The guard mount at the Greek Parliament is performed every hour, but the most interesting ritual is performed on Sundays at 11 a.m.
The National Parliament of Greece is guarded by one of the most exotic guards in the world, called Evzones. Evzones in Greek means "well-belted". Today, evzones perform a mainly ceremonial service, but in the past they demonstrated an enviable resilience and fighting spirit in battles. Evzones of honor wear very traditional uniforms.
The shoes are the most striking aspect of the uniform. They are called tsaruhi and date back to the 19th and 20th centuries, when they were originally worn by peasants.
Usually tourists like to gather to watch the guard mount. Therefore there are two specially authorized officials who carefully watch that the crowds do not interfere with the ritual. 

At 11 am on Sundays, a new guard of evzones approaches the parliament through a gap created by the crowd, taking over for the current evzones:
The guards showcase their impressive drill training skills:


Parliament of Greece


The guards maintain a serious face throughout their duties:

Honor guard regiment have special employees who keep a close eye on the outfit of new evzones. They are diligent and meticulous that includes smoothing out wrinkles in the guards' uniforms.
The Greek Parliament is certainly a safe place!
Author: Uritsk
Translated by: Gian Luka

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