Nafplio walk opossite Bourtzi
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Nafplio walk opossite Bourtzi

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The castle of Bourtzi (Greek: Μπούρτζι) is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. The Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. The Greeks regained it from the Turks on June 18, 1822, from where they assisted in the siege of Nafplio. Until 1865 it served as a fortress. It was then transformed into residence of the executioners of convicts from the castle of Palamidi.From 1930 to 1970, it served as a hotel. Since then, it is mainly a tourist attraction hosting occasionally parts of the Summer Music Festival. (source

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A: Elevator Cave, Nafplion

Af Atila Bezdan, 180 meter væk

Elevator Cave, Nafplion

B: Nafplio Syntagma Square

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 210 meter væk

Nafplio Syntagma Square

C: Nafplion, Syntagma square

Af Roberto Scavino, 220 meter væk

Nafplion, Syntagma square

D: Syntagmatos Square, Nafplion

Af Atila Bezdan, 220 meter væk

Syntagmatos Square, Nafplion

E: Nafplia Palace, Nafplion

Af Atila Bezdan, 220 meter væk

Nafplia Palace, Nafplion

F: view form Nafplia Palace terrace, Nafplion

Af Atila Bezdan, 240 meter væk

view form Nafplia Palace terrace, Nafplion

G: Ancient fountain in Nafplion

Af Roberto Scavino, 270 meter væk

Ancient fountain in Nafplion

H: Restaurant, Nafplion

Af Atila Bezdan, 340 meter væk

Restaurant, Nafplion

I: The Mainland Gate, Nafplion

Af Atila Bezdan, 600 meter væk

The Mainland Gate, Nafplion

J: Nafplio View from Palamidi Castle North

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 750 meter væk

The fortress was a very large and ambitious project, but was finished within a relatively short perio...

Nafplio View from Palamidi Castle North

Dette panorama blev taget i Greece, Europe

Dette er et overblik over Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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