Meet the Evzones visiting Adelaide and Perth


Members of Greece’s Presidential Guard have arrived in Adelaide, South Australia to attend this year’s OXI Day events.

During their eight day visit, the Evzones will visit St Basil’s Aged Care in St Peters, unveil a Memorial in honour of the Greek Revolution bicentenary, and will also stand guard at the War Memorial for a Service of Remembrance in honour of OXI Day, among many other things.

From there, on Tuesday, November 1, the Evzones will also visit Perth, Western Australia for the first time for eight days to commemorate Greece’s National Day.

But who are the Evzones visiting both states?

They are: Captain Panagiotis Karkatzoulis – Kalamata, Captain Theodoros Mpouromitros – Fthiotida.

Ezvones: Ioannis Argianidis – Ksanthi, Dimitrios Lekkas – Nauplio, Panagiotis Aias Papagiannopoulos – Kalamata, Emmanouil Tasoulis – Athens, Emmanouil Verykokidis – Heraklion Crete, Dimitrios Irinaios Tsirakis – Mykines, Georgios Markos – Athens, Georgios Aristides Goustav Sklavenitis – Lefkada, Konstantinos Polymeros – Atalanti, Gerasimos Zervas – Corfu.

In a post on Facebook, Captain Panagiotis Karkatzoulis said he was overjoyed to be visiting Australia to represent Greece and participate in OXI Day commemoration events together with the Greek diaspora in Adelaide and Perth.

READ MORE: Program released for the Evzones’ first-ever visit to Perth for OXI Day commemorations




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