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A: ERT

by Chrýssa Sofroná, 4.1 km away

ERT360 Spherical PanoramaPhotos taken with Canon EOS 550D + Samyang 8mm f/3.5 fisheyeon Thursday Augu...

ERT

B: KALOFAGAS - VRILISIA - GREECE

by Vagelis Mourelatos, 4.4 km away

KALOFAGAS - VRILISIA - GREECE

C: Cholargos Hill

by Nikos Giannakopoulos, 5.9 km away

This is the view from a hill near Cholargos area, just close to Attika road at Papagou area exit.

Cholargos Hill

D: Around Halandri-Stoxeri

by Christos Pappas, 6.5 km away

In this restaurant you can taste the original Greek soublaki  and Greek Salad .View the original Virt...

Around Halandri-Stoxeri

E: Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyros Louis" (OAKA)

by Lefteris Eleftheriou, 8.0 km away

Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyros Louis" (OAKA)

Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyros Louis" (OAKA)

F: Θέα της Αθήνας από τον Υμηττό-1 Gigapixel

by Christos Tsekas, 8.1 km away

Πανοραμική θέα της Αττικής απο τον Υμηττό σε ανάλυση 1,7 Gigapixel 

Θέα της Αθήνας από τον Υμηττό-1 Gigapixel

G: OAKA Olympic Complex

by Christos Tsekas, 8.5 km away

OAKA Olympic Complex

H: Hymettus Mount during Spring

by epoca libera, 8.6 km away

Spring landscape of Mount Hymettus. It is the nearest getaway to nature from the city center. A place...

Hymettus Mount during Spring

I: Calatrava pedestrian bridge

by Nikos Giannakopoulos, 8.6 km away

Calatrava pedestrian bridge is 94 m. long and is raised by 6 meters on top of Messogion Avenue. Its b...

Calatrava pedestrian bridge

J: Suspension bridge Kalatrava

by Miroslav Minin, 8.6 km away

Suspension bridge KALATRAVA Messoghion Athens

Suspension bridge Kalatrava

This panorama was taken in Greece, Europe

This is an overview of 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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