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The tomb of the unknown soldier guarded by Evzones,the elite soldiers who also guard the Palace and are chosen for their heighst and strength.Every so often they do a little march and dance to break the monotony of standing still all day and they occasionally do this little kick step with their sarouchi shoes with the pom-poms.
The pleated skirt,the foustanela,was worn by the Greek fighters of the 1821 revolution and today it serves as the official uniform of the Evzones.It was established by Otto as the formal court dress in the middle of the 19th century.
At 6pm. you can see the changing of the guard while dodging pigeons.On sunday at 11 there is a big ceremony for the changing of the guard with a marching bands and a hole troop of Evzones.

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