Evzones historic march at iconic Bondi Beach



History took place today when Greece’s Presidential Guard marched from North Bondi RSL through to Bondi Pavilion in Sydney, Australia.

Bondi was packed with onlookers who came to witness the Evzones last official march in Sydney for 2018 and were blown away by every step they took towards Sydney’s most iconic beach.

The Evzones made their way across and stood in front of the sandy beach and lifesavers, giving the large crowd an opportunity to take photos of this momentous occasion.

Many Greek families, including grand parents, parents and children were there with their Greek flags and pride, cheering on the elite Presidential Guard.

With the Evzones standing  in front of the Pavilion steps, there was a welcome to the country and offical speeches by Member of NSW Legislative Council Courtney Houssos, Australian Senator Matt Thistlethwaite and Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras, as well as singing of both the Australian and Greek national anthem.

Mr Christos Karras
*Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, Mr Christos Karras
Courtney Houssos
*Member of NSW Legislative Council Courtney Houssos
Senator Matt Thistlethwaite
*Australian Senator Matt Thistlethwaite

*All images by Nick Bourdo Photography exclusive for Greek City Times (Copyright) 

*The Hellenic Club Sydney are the chief organisers of the Presidential Guards visit.

Antonia Komarkowski

Antonia Komarkowski is a second year student at the University of Sydney majoring in Modern Greek & Media & Communications. She is also on the Hellenic Club Sydney Youth Board. From a young age she loved dancing, public speaking, presenting, performing, m'cing, reading & writing. Antonia also has a passion for her Greek culture, which started at a very young age. Her parents say, “She could Greek Dance before she could run.” She loves learning about Greece's rich history, traditions, music &language & teaches Greek dancing. Seeing kids smile every time they dance makes her ecstatic- as she knew that feeling. GCT is happy to have Antonia on board as a permanent writer.