Like the Queen's guards or Canadian Mounties, ceremonial Tsoliades guards are another Greek cliché, "handsome twentysomething men handpicked among the soldiers and dressed up in a traditional Greek outfits dating back to the 1820s," says Kotsilelou. "They stand in front of the Parliament building between the pigeons and guard the democracy of Athens."
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Like the Queen's guards or Canadian Mounties, ceremonial Tsoliades guards are another Greek cliché, "handsome twentysomething men handpicked among the soldiers and dressed up in a traditional Greek outfits dating back to the 1820s," says Kotsilelou. "They stand in front of the Parliament building between the pigeons and guard the democracy of Athens."