Levitha Cyclades Greece
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Levitha Cyclades Greece

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A: Levitha

by giorgio mosterts, 120 meters away

Levitha

B: Patmos-Πατμος-Ιερή-μονή-Πάτμου

by Georgios Kosmas, 34.7 km away

The Holy Monastery of Patmos was founded by Saint Christodoulos. The foundation of the monastery of S...

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C: Patmos-monastery-Ιερά-Μονή-Πάτμου

by Georgios Kosmas, 34.8 km away

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D: Cave-of-the-apocalypse-Patmos

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 35.3 km away

St. John the Theologian, commonly identified with the Apostle John, was exiled on Patmos around 95 AD...

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E: War Museum in Lakki on Leros

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 36.5 km away

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War Museum in Lakki on Leros

F: Agios Konstantinos monastery - Telendos - Kalymnos

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 40.3 km away

The church of Agios Kostantinos in Telendos is located at the highest point of the huge homonym Byzan...

Agios Konstantinos monastery - Telendos - Kalymnos

G: Agios Konstantinos monastery view - Telendos - Kalymnos

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 40.3 km away

Spectacular view from the mountain of Telendos . The monastery of Agios Konstantinos is located on th...

Agios Konstantinos monastery view  - Telendos - Kalymnos

H: Eklisaki Panagias tis Koimisis - Lipsoi - Greece

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 41.1 km away

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I: Telendos islet - Kalymnos

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 41.1 km away

Telendos islet - Kalymnos

J: Telendos Island Dodecanese Greece

by Dimitri Kladogenis, 41.2 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

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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