The Aura of the Presidential Guard

Episode 5: Presidential Guard: History, Ceremony, Symbols


Director: Ilias Giannakakis
Writer: Ilias Giannakakis
Director of Photography: Petros Goritsas
Editing: Dimitris Tsiokos
Music: Ioannis Diskos
Production: COSMOTE TV
Country of production: Greece
Runtime: 57 min
Production Year: 2023
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English



Through a brief review of history, we explore the sanctuary of the Presidential Guard. Education, everyday life, ritual and symbolism reconstruct all the pieces of the puzzle to get to know the soul of the Evzones.


Elias Giannakakis

Elias Giannakakis was born in 1968. He is a director, screenwriter and producer.
He has made more than 250 documentaries of historical, sports and cultural content for cinema, Public Television, CosmoteTV, independent institutions and private channels.

He was the main director of the historical series "Paraskinio" of ERT, between 2000-2013, when its long-term screening was completed.

He has made four fiction films and is preparing the next one to be shot in early 2024.