River Kroutaliotis, Rethymno
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River Kroutaliotis, Rethymno

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A: Water Fall

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 100 meters away

Water Fall

B: River Kroutaliotis Rethymno

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 380 meters away

 This is more like a stream than a river. Well, this how it looks like what we call "river" in South ...

River Kroutaliotis Rethymno

C: Parking Lot Kroutaliotiko Gorge

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 1.4 km away

Parking Lot Kroutaliotiko Gorge

D: Kreta, Olive plantation

by Frank Ellmerich, 2.1 km away

Olive plantation with trees that are hundreds of years old. This plantation is located about 10km as ...

Kreta, Olive plantation

E: View over the central west of Crete

by Carsten Richter, 3.1 km away

Kouroupa (Greek: Κουρούπα) is a mountain in western Crete. Its summit is 984 metres above sea level. ...

View over the central west of Crete

F: Ammoudi beach

by Carsten Richter, 4.7 km away

Small beach near Lefkogia in Crete. In the background of the beach Dammnoni.

Ammoudi beach

G: Spili Kloster

by Frank Ellmerich, 6.7 km away

Spili Kloster

H: Village Spili Rethymo

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 7.1 km away

The fountains of "Spili" Village.

Village Spili Rethymo

I: Attic

by Tzatzanis Georgios, 18.9 km away


J: Patima Village - Kato Gitonia

by Tzatzanis Georgios, 18.9 km away

Patima Village - Kato Gitonia

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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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