Kefalos Kos Island
this is a small town of Kefalos, Kos island, in the other side of the island. with a beautiful point of vue from the hill. a lovely small town. :o)
so here we are, from the small town of Kefalos at Kos Island, you can also see down the harbour of Ka...
this is the little harbour of Kamari, Kos island. you can see it very well from up at Kefalos town. v...
Nice view of Italian restaurant.
Italian restaurant above the pool and gelateria in the morning of sunny day. Fish and Greek restauran...
Porto Bello Royal by night. One of the best hotels in Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Road to beach in the Porto Bello Royal Resort on Kos, Greece near to Kardamena during pleasant sunris...
Panoramic view from Terrace bar of Porto Bello Royal. Some of surrounding islands are active volcanos...
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.
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