Kastani Beach In The Sea Skopelos Greece
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Kastani Beach In The Sea Skopelos Greece

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A: Kastani Beach Skopelos Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 90 meters away

Kastani Beach Skopelos Greece

B: Kastani Beach Edge View Skopelos Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 110 meters away

Kastani Beach Edge View Skopelos Greece

C: Kastani Beach Trail To Milia Skopelos Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 180 meters away

Kastani Beach Trail To Milia Skopelos Greece

D: Hovolo Beach Skopelos Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.5 km away

Hovolo Beach Skopelos Greece

E: Agnontas Port - star clipper

by Virgilios Tsioulli, 2.3 km away

Agnontas Port - star clipper

F: Ai Giannis At Kastri Cloudy Skopelos Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 5.7 km away

Ai Giannis At Kastri Cloudy Skopelos Greece

G: Agios Ioannis beach, Skopelos island.

by Mikhail Krivyy, 5.7 km away

Agios Ioannis beach, Skopelos island.

H: Ai Giannis Kastri Nests In The Rocks Skopelos Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 5.9 km away

Ai Giannis Kastri Nests In The Rocks Skopelos Greece

I: AI Giannis Sto Kastri-Skopelos

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 5.9 km away

Ai Giannis at Kastri is one of the most beautiful places one can visit on the Island of Skopelos in t...

AI Giannis Sto Kastri-Skopelos

J: Ai Giannis At Kastri Entrance Skopelos Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 5.9 km away

Ai Giannis At Kastri Entrance Skopelos Greece

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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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