Greece Creta Iraklio Church Aghios Minas
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Greece Creta Iraklio Church Aghios Minas

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A: St. Minas Church at Herakleion (Inside)

by Thomas Sarmis, 10 meters away

  Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.Created by: the360s.gr  

St. Minas Church at Herakleion (Inside)

B: St. Minas Church at Herakleion (External)

by Thomas Sarmis, 20 meters away

Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.Created by: the360s.gr

St. Minas Church at Herakleion (External)

C: St. Minas Church at the center of Herakleion (External)

by Thomas Sarmis, 30 meters away

  Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.Created by: the360s.gr  

St. Minas Church at the center of Herakleion (External)

D: Morosini Brunnen Heraklion

by Hendrik Henschel, 270 meters away

Morosini Brunnen Heraklion

E: Liontaria Square at the center of Herakleion (Fountain)

by Thomas Sarmis, 270 meters away

Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.Created by: the360s.gr

Liontaria Square at the center of Herakleion (Fountain)

F: Kornarou Square (Statue)

by Thomas Sarmis, 280 meters away

  Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.Created by: the360s.gr  

Kornarou Square (Statue)

G: Kornarou Square (Fountain)

by Thomas Sarmis, 300 meters away

  Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.Created by: the360s.gr  

Kornarou Square (Fountain)

H: Liontaria Square at the center of Herakleion (City Hall)

by Thomas Sarmis, 350 meters away

  Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.Created by: the360s.gr  

Liontaria Square at the center of Herakleion (City Hall)

I: Prefecture of Iraklio

by Hendrik Henschel, 350 meters away

Prefecture of  Iraklio

J: Lotzia builinding, City Hall, Outter

by Thomas Sarmis, 370 meters away

This is the Lotzia building, located at the center of Herakleion. It a well maintained venetian build...

Lotzia builinding, City Hall, Outter

This panorama was taken in Greece, Europe

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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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