Vouleftiko - Paintings Exhibition of the "Evzoni" Costume, until February 1st 2019
On the occasion of the completion of 150 years since the establishment of the Presidential Guard and the celebration of Agios Anastasios, the tutelary saint of Nafplio, the Military Office of the Presidency of Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the Municipality of Nafplio organizes a Paintings Exhibition entitled "The Evzonian Costume - Donation of Mr. Al. Haitoglou" in Nafplio, in the Chamber of the Old Parliament ("Vouleftiko").
Visitors will have the unique opportunity to tour it following the course, that the famous national costume of the "Evzones" had through time and to mind-travel in the historical path of the glorious Evzonian uniform from 1821 until our days.
The typical structure of the exhibition consists of 40 eminent works of the painter Mr. Mylonas, while additionally highlighted by the static presence of "Evzones" Presidential Guard unarmed.
This exhibition transforms the fast-moving Alte Praecinctus of Horace into a giant fighter, a nice and brave "foustanela" barer, an inaccessible guard, a hero. A hero -of a free nation- with a tradition of centuries in a culture that knows how to resist, endlessly guarding the Unknown Soldier's monument, not by enforced order, but consciously beyond any measure of responsibility and debt.
From January 28th to February 1st 2019
Exhibition's Official Opening
January 31st 2019 at 18:00
From 9:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00
Vouleftiko, Nafplio Old Town
Did you know that?
Throughout the duration of the exhibition, educational programs will be carried out for primary and secondary school pupils of the Nafplio Municipality.
The 2019 celebrations of Agios Anastasios, the protector saint of Nafplio, will be honored with the presence of His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos.