Village Spili Rethymo
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Village Spili Rethymo

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The fountains of "Spili" Village.

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A: Spili Kloster

Par Frank Ellmerich, à 470 mètres

Spili Kloster

B: Parking Lot Kroutaliotiko Gorge

Par Ioannis Koukourakis, A 6.3 km

Parking Lot Kroutaliotiko Gorge

C: River Kroutaliotis, Rethymno

Par Ioannis Koukourakis, A 7.1 km

River Kroutaliotis, Rethymno

D: Water Fall

Par Ioannis Koukourakis, A 7.1 km

Water Fall

E: River Kroutaliotis Rethymno

Par Ioannis Koukourakis, A 7.3 km

 This is more like a stream than a river. Well, this how it looks like what we call "river" in South ...

River Kroutaliotis Rethymno

F: Kreta, Olive plantation

Par Frank Ellmerich, A 7.8 km

Olive plantation with trees that are hundreds of years old. This plantation is located about 10km as ...

Kreta, Olive plantation

G: View over the central west of Crete

Par Carsten Richter, A 8.7 km

Kouroupa (Greek: Κουρούπα) is a mountain in western Crete. Its summit is 984 metres above sea level. ...

View over the central west of Crete

H: Ammoudi beach

Par Carsten Richter, A 11.8 km

Small beach near Lefkogia in Crete. In the background of the beach Dammnoni.

Ammoudi beach

I: Orthodox Church Tessaron Martyron

Par Anton Bauer, A 17.4 km

Orthodox Church Tessaron Martyron

J: Crete, Rethymno Burgtheater

Par Frank Ellmerich, A 18.0 km

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRethymno (Greek: Ρέθυμνο, [ˈreθimno], also Rethimno, Rethymnon, ...

Crete, Rethymno Burgtheater

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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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