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Kalymnos Island Greece

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A: Naval Museum (Marine)

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 100 meters away

The modern history of Kalymnos is unbreakably connected with the sea and mainly the sponges peach. In...

Naval Museum (Marine)

B: Kalimnos New Harbour

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 170 meters away

This is a view of the new Harbour of Kalimnos island in the center town. You have a view of the monas...

Kalimnos New Harbour

C: Vouvali Mansion

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 510 meters away

Reconstruction of the interior of a 19th c. mansion including the dining room , living room , store r...

Vouvali Mansion

D: Vouvali Mansion

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 520 meters away

Reconstruction of the interior of a 19th c mansion including the dinning room , living room , store r...

Vouvali Mansion

E: "The Monastery of Agios Savvas in Kalymnos"

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 570 meters away

St. Savvas the New is the patron saint of the Greek Island of Kalymnos, where he lived during the las...

"The Monastery of Agios Savvas in Kalymnos"

F: Kalymnian Traditional House

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 940 meters away

Παραδοσιακό Καλύμνικο Σπίτι

Kalymnian Traditional House

G: Church of the Holy Cross - 15th century - Kalymnos - Greece

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 2.9 km away

Church of the Holy Cross - 15th century - Kalymnos - Greece Hora was once the capital town of Kalymno...

Church of the Holy Cross - 15th century - Kalymnos - Greece

H: Telendos Island Dodecanese Greece

by Dimitri Kladogenis, 7.7 km away

Telendos is a small island 0,5 miles of the coast of Kalymnos. It's a part of Dodecanese island compl...

Telendos Island Dodecanese Greece

I: "Telendos island - Kalymnos"

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 7.7 km away

"Telendos island - Kalymnos"

J: Telendos islet - Kalymnos

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 7.7 km away

Telendos islet - Kalymnos

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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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