Image default
GREEK NEWS

Greece Marks Independence Day with Grand Military Parade in Athens

Greece military paradeArmored vehicles participate in the parade in Athens on Friday. Credit: screenshot/ERT

Greece commemorated on Friday the 201st anniversary of the 1821 War of Independence against 400 years of Ottoman rule with the annual military parade in the center of the capital.

Thousands of Greeks flocked to the city center to watch the best the Greek Armed forces have to offer.

The military parade commenced at 11:00am and made its way from Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, past Hellenic Parliament, with official dignitaries in attendance including the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

The parade then made it way down Panepistimiou Street where the crowds line each side of the street in front of the Attica department store and other iconic neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens, the National Bank of Greece and the National Library, all the way to Omonia Square.

French Rafale jets join the military parade in Greece

Grecian Delight supports Greece

Related posts

Ancient Greeks Left Their Mark in Egypt in 591 BC – in Graffiti

banksnews

Greece Braces for Storms as “Genesis” Weather Front Closes In

banksnews

Greece Crushes the US in Water Polo, Qualifies to Quarter-finals

banksnews

The Many Parallels Between US, Greek Wars of Independence

banksnews

Prince Charles Keen to Preserve Former Royal Estate in Greece

banksnews

Greece’s Celebration of the Panagia, or Dormition of the Virgin Mary

banksnews

PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Gala Celebrates Winners, Looks to Future

banksnews

Golden Dawn MEP Lagos to be Extradited to Greece Saturday

banksnews

Hydra Honors Greek Heroes of Argentina’s War of Independence

banksnews