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Kamena Vourla

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Kamena Vourla panorama from the beach

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A: Kamena Vourla, "Karya" Viewpoint

Par Vasily Rudnikov, A 1.6 km

View on the Kamena Vourla town and the Malian Gulf from 700 m viewpoint. You can get here by car on t...

Kamena Vourla, "Karya" Viewpoint

B: Knimis mountains

Par Vasily Rudnikov, A 2.4 km

Knimis mountains

C: Kamena Vourla Nature

Par Vasily Rudnikov, A 2.9 km

Kamena Vourla Nature

D: Kamena Vourla

Par Vasily Rudnikov, A 2.9 km

View of the Kamena Vourla from the cliff near the "Καλλυντικά" thermal source.

Kamena Vourla

E: Karya village square

Par Vasily Rudnikov, A 3.0 km

Karya village square

F: Agios Konstantinos

Par Kostas Kaltsas, A 7.3 km

Agios Konstantinos, view from the port

Agios Konstantinos

G: Paliochori

Par Leonidas Tzanis, A 12.7 km

Paliochori

H: Kineo Oros Lichada

Par Leonidas Tzanis, A 14.1 km

Kineo Oros Lichada

I: Gialtra Old Boats Evia Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, A 20.0 km

Gialtra Old Boats Evia Greece

J: Mt. Parnassos, Keramidi Gorge

Par Kostas Kaltsas, A 23.7 km

Mt. Parnassos, Keramidi Gorge

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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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