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The Cathedral of Ekatontapyliani is one of the most significant early Christian monuments throughout Greece. Located in the north east region of the city of Paroikia, the church’s history begins somewhere in the 4th century A.D. During Justinian’s reign the church was re-built as the vaulted dome we see today.The sculpture that decorates the Cathedral was taken from the ancient Temple of Demeter that adorned the harbour of Paroikia. In the southern corner of the great hall there is a baptismal font from the 4th century – the oldest and well maintained example throughout the eastern Orthodox world.

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A: Ekatontapiliani

por Costas Vassis, 30 metros de distancia

The Cathedral of Ekatontapyliani is one of the most significant early Christian monuments throughout ...

Ekatontapiliani

B: Ekantotapiliani baptismal font

por Costas Vassis, 30 metros de distancia

The Cathedral of Ekatontapyliani is one of the most significant early Christian monuments throughout ...

Ekantotapiliani baptismal font

C: Ekatontapiliani interior

por Costas Vassis, 30 metros de distancia

The Cathedral of Ekatontapyliani is one of the most significant early Christian monuments throughout ...

Ekatontapiliani interior

D: Paroikia

por Costas Vassis, 190 metros de distancia

Paroikia is the island’s capital city and its governmental and commercial centre, hosting the island’...

Paroikia

E: Market of Paroikia

por Costas Vassis, 250 metros de distancia

Paroikia is the island’s capital city and its governmental and commercial centre, hosting the island’...

Market of Paroikia

F: Paroikia neighbourhood

por Costas Vassis, 340 metros de distancia

Just a few steps away from the crowdy market, you can still find the tranguility in a small neighbour...

Paroikia neighbourhood

G: Saint Constantin

por Costas Vassis, 400 metros de distancia

The view from the church of Saint Constantin in the venetian castle of Paroikia could be one of the b...

Saint Constantin

H: Paroikia streets

por Costas Vassis, 480 metros de distancia

Paroikia is the island’s capital city and its governmental and commercial centre, hosting the island’...

Paroikia streets

I: Lefkes

por Costas Vassis, a 6.0 km.

The forested mountain village of Lefkes, built amphitheatrically at an altitude of 250m it rests righ...

Lefkes

J: Naousa harbour at night

por Costas Vassis, a 8.8 km.

The heart of Naoussa beats in its small and sheltered harbour, among the many fishing boats. What wer...

Naousa harbour at night

Este panorama fue tomado en Greece, Europe

Esta es una vista general de 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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