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ev·zone

 (ĕv′zōn′)
n.
An infantryman of a special corps of the Greek army.

[Modern Greek évzonos, from Greek euzōnos, well-girded, dressed for exercise : eu-, well; see eu- + zōnē, girdle.]

evzone

(ˈɛvzəʊn)
n
(Military) a soldier in an elite Greek infantry regiment
[C19: from Modern Greek, from Greek euzōnos literally: well-girt, from eu- + zōne girdle]

ev•zone

(ˈɛv zoʊn)

n.
a member of an elite infantry corps in the Greek army.
[1895–1900; < Modern Greek eúzōnos, Greek: well girt. See eu-, zone]
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Standing completely still and silent, Evzones, the elite Presidential soldiers, guard the Tomb of the Unknown soldier around the clock.
The Evzones are a military ceremonial unit, selected for their height, and they process down Vasilissis Sofias Avenue each hour, changing posts with the soldiers in the square, performing an intricate dance as they go.
Then we head off to Syntagma Square for Parliament and the Changing of the Guard - the elite Evzones soldiers marching with eye-catching high arms and steps.
When it comes to Presidential Guard units, the reference-point for most Greek Cypriot politicians is the Evzones, who guard the Greek Parliament, Presidential Mansion and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens.
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Another traditional sight which you should not miss are the Evzones - who form an elite ceremonial guard in front of the Presidential palace watching over the Tomb of the unknown soldier.