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Hydra island, Greece. the port.


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Images à proximité de Greece


A: Hydra

Par Kostas Kaltsas, à 10 mètres

Hydra island, Greece


B: Hydra by night

Par Kostas Kaltsas, à 10 mètres

Hydra by night

C: Ydra Island Sunset Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, à 370 mètres

Ydra Island Sunset Greece

D: Hydra

Par Kostas Kaltsas, à 370 mètres


E: Agios Georgios Chappel Ydra Island Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, à 480 mètres

Agios Georgios Chappel Ydra Island Greece

F: Castello Beach Ydra Island Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, A 1.2 km

Castello Beach Ydra Island Greece

G: Bisti Beach Ydra Island Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, A 9.5 km

This pebble beach is one of Ydra's most beautiful beaches, surrounded by pine trees, some of which ha...

Bisti Beach Ydra Island Greece

H: Galatas

Par Kostas Kaltsas, A 16.0 km

Poros island view from Galatas


I: Thermisi

Par Kostas Kaltsas, A 16.3 km

Thw view from the castle of Thermisi, Ermionida. Hydra island on the background


J: Ermioni

Par Kostas Kaltsas, A 19.2 km

Ermioni, the view from Agios Gerasimos


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Ceci est un aperçu 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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