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Hotel Lutania Beach 04

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Nearby images in Greece


A: Hotel Lutania Beach 01

by Milos Adamek, 30 meters away

Hotel Lutania Beach 01

B: Hotel Lutania Beach 03

by Milos Adamek, 50 meters away

Hotel Lutania Beach 03

C: Hotel Lutania Beach 02

by Milos Adamek, 50 meters away

Hotel Lutania Beach 02

D: Hotel Lutania Beach 05

by Milos Adamek, 100 meters away

Hotel Lutania Beach 05

E: Rhodos

by Sorry, 1.1 km away


F: Kolymbia Beach

by John Wiering, 1.3 km away

View from the pebbles beach around Kolymbia on the Rhodes Island of Greece.

Kolymbia Beach

G: Rhodes 01

by Milos Adamek, 1.4 km away

Rhodes 01

H: Children and Baby Pool

by John Wiering, 1.4 km away

Children and baby pool at Mikri Poli hotel, Rhodes Island of Greece.

Children and Baby Pool

I: Tsambika monastery 01

by Milos Adamek, 1.9 km away

 Tsambika monastery 01

J: Tsambika monastery 02

by Milos Adamek, 1.9 km away

 Tsambika monastery 02

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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