Donkey On Trail Mount Olympus Greece
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Donkey On Trail Mount Olympus Greece

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A: Giosos Pass Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 210 meters away

Giosos Pass Mount Olympus Greece

B: Oropedio Mouson (Muse Plateau) Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 720 meters away

Oropedio Mouson (Muse Plateau) Mount Olympus Greece

C: Laimos (Neck) Trail Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 840 meters away

Laimos (Neck) Trail Mount Olympus Greece

D: Inside Profitis Ilias Peak Chapel Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.2 km away

Inside Profitis Ilias Peak Chapel Mount Olympus Greece

E: Profitis Ilias Summit Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.2 km away

Profitis Ilias Summit Mount Olympus Greece

F: Olympus Kakalos Refuge

by Leosthenes Pasipoularides, 1.2 km away

View of Refuge Kakalos and Peak Stefani

Olympus Kakalos Refuge

G: Mt. Olympus - Muses plateau - "Christos Kakalos" hut (alt. 2648 m)

by Georgios Kosmas, 1.2 km away

After 6 hours of walking we reached "Christos Kakalos" refuge (alt. 2648 m). We felt an amazing feeli...

Mt. Olympus - Muses plateau - "Christos Kakalos" hut (alt. 2648 m)

H: Mount Olympus Kakalos Refuge Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.2 km away

Mount Olympus Kakalos Refuge Greece

I: Muses Plateau - Olympus

by Leosthenes Pasipoularides, 1.3 km away

Muses Plateau - Olympus

J: Mountain Olympus - Muses plateau (alt. 2648 m) - Greece

by Georgios Kosmas, 1.3 km away

After 6 hours of walking we reached "Christos Kakalos" refuge (alt. 2648 m). We felt an amazing feeli...

Mountain Olympus - Muses plateau  (alt. 2648 m) - Greece

This panorama was taken in Greece, Europe

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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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