The Changing of the Guard at the Parliament Building at Syntagma Square in Athens is really worth watching if you find yourself in the area at 11 a.m. each morning.
The special military unit, called Evzones, stands perfectly still before changing positions in front of the Hellenic Parliament.
The guards are carefully selected for the honor of participating, and most of them are very tall, averaging over six feet, three inches in height and very physically fit.After standing perfectly still for one hour, the guards change positions in pairs, the two guards synchronizing their movements, carrying them out as if in very slow motion.
The evzones wear one type of uniform during the week, and then another that is more striking on Sunday. The uniforms of the evzones recall different areas and eras in Greek history.