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Avragonio Private Club

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Private club of Avragonio, a luxury guest house at Papingo, one of the most well preserved mountain villages in Greece.

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A: Avragonio traditional apartments complex at Papingo

Par Costas Vassis, à 40 mètres

Avragonio is a luxury traditional apartments complex located at Papingo, the most famouse village in ...

Avragonio traditional apartments complex at Papingo

B: Papigo

Par Natalia Anemodoura, à 170 mètres

Papigo

C: Megalo Papigo Zagoria Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, à 210 mètres

Megalo Papigo Zagoria Greece

D: Taxiarches church

Par Costas Vassis, à 670 mètres

The only church in Mikro Papigo is the church of Taxiarches that has been characterized as preservabl...

Taxiarches church

E: Mikro Papigo View Zagoria Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, à 770 mètres

Mikro Papigo View Zagoria Greece

F: Vikos Zagorochoria Epirus Greece

Par Georgios Kosmas, A 2.1 km

This is one of my favorite places around the world. There is a bench, at the end of the Vikos gorge w...

Vikos Zagorochoria Epirus Greece

G: Vikos Gorge

Par Costas Vassis, A 2.3 km

View of Vikos Gorge from the Vikos village. Vikos Gorge is a part os Vikos-Aoos National Park. With w...

Vikos Gorge

H: Vikos gorge view

Par Kostas Kaltsas, A 2.3 km

Vikos gorge view

I: Vikos Gorge Sunset View Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, A 2.3 km

Vikos Gorge Sunset View Greece

J: Vikos Canyon

Par stylianos kanakaris, A 2.4 km

Vikos Canion

Vikos Canyon

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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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