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Paroikia

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Paroikia is the island’s capital city and its governmental and commercial centre, hosting the island’s merchant and passenger port. In the narrow cobbled passages around the castle (old market)of Paroikia and along the waterfront you can find all kinds of shops. The sunset over the bay give Paroikia unique moments of natural beauty and the city’s nightlife begins as the dusk fades in the west, with numerous bars, cafés, discos and night clubs with live music.The narrow passages lead you to ancient monuments, little bridges, fountains, neoclassical manors that stand next to small traditional Cycladic homes.

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A: Market of Paroikia

Par Costas Vassis, à 60 mètres

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

Market of Paroikia

B: Paroikia neighbourhood

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

Paroikia neighbourhood

C: Ekatontapiliani

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

Ekatontapiliani

D: Ekantotapiliani baptismal font

Par Costas Vassis, à 160 mètres

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

Ekantotapiliani baptismal font

E: Ekatontapiliani exterior

Par Costas Vassis, à 190 mètres

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

Ekatontapiliani exterior

F: Saint Constantin

Par Costas Vassis, à 210 mètres

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

Saint Constantin

G: Ekatontapiliani interior

Par Costas Vassis, à 210 mètres

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

Ekatontapiliani interior

H: Paroikia streets

Par Costas Vassis, à 290 mètres

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

Paroikia streets

I: Lefkes

Par Costas Vassis, A 6.1 km

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

Lefkes

J: Naousa harbour at night

Par Costas Vassis, A 9.0 km

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

Naousa harbour at night

Ce panorama é été pris à Greece, Europe

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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