Meet the Greeks - Evzone Puzzle
I am an Evzone.
"You might have seen me guarding the Greek Parliament. My foustanela (Greek kilt) is 30 meters long and has 400 pleats which represent 400 years of Ottoman occupation. I also have large pom poms on my tsarouhia (shoes)."
The Greek Presidential Guard or Evzones are a group of elite Greek soldiers who are trained to perform various ceremonial duties. They stand guard at the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and also raise and lower the flag at the Acropolis each Sunday. The Evzones uniform is handmade with intricate detail, taking many months to complete and is a symbol of the country’s nationalistic pride, representing the significant battles fought throughout Greece’s modern history.
Meet the Greeks. Collect your set of Greeks. Made in Athens, Greece by Protroleum.
- Dimensions of box: 9 x 9cm
- Dimensions (assembled): 24 x 34cm; 9.4 x 13.4 inches
- 40 pieces
- Not suitable for children under 3 years old