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Volos Walk by the Sea 04

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A: Volos Walk by the Sea 03

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 210 meter væk

Volos Walk by the Sea 03

B: Volos Walk by the Sea 02

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 260 meter væk

Volos Walk by the Sea 02

C: AG NIKOLAOS - VOLOS

Af m m, 330 meter væk

AG NIKOLAOS - VOLOS

D: Volos Port

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 490 meter væk

Volos Port

E: Volos Port Bridge

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 510 meter væk

Volos Port Bridge

F: Volos Walk by the Sea 01

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 530 meter væk

Volos Walk by the Sea 01

G: Volos Old Trains

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 880 meter væk

Volos Old Trains

H: Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas

Af Tzatzanis - Maravelakis, 1.3 km væk

 The Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas, one of the rare surviving examples of an ...

Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas

I: Theatre Demetrias

Af Tzatzanis - Maravelakis, 2.6 km væk

The theatre is located within the walls of ancient Demetrias, on the site known as “Sta Dontia” (mean...

Theatre Demetrias

J: Portaria Panorama of Volos

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 4.4 km væk

Portaria Panorama of Volos

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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