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Mount Olympus Kakoskala (Bad Ladder) Greece

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B: Mount Olympus - Mytikas Summit-2

by Marko Randjic, 40 meters away

The Mytikas (2918m) is the highest peak of Mount Olympus. To reach it, one must first reach Skala pea...

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C: Mount Olympus - Mytikas Summit-1

by Marko Randjic, 60 meters away

The Mytikas (2918m) is the highest peak of Mount Olympus. To reach it, one must first reach Skala pea...

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D: Summit of Greece Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 90 meters away

This is Mytikas the summit of Greece on Mount Olympus at 2918 meters.

Summit of Greece Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

E: Summit Of Mount Olympus Mytikas Cloudy 2918m Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 90 meters away

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F: Louki Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 110 meters away

This is the path towards the summit of Mount Olympus and Greece at 2918 meters.

Louki Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

G: View-of-Stefani-louki-mytikas-mount-olympus-greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 140 meters away

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H: Mount Olympus - Skala Summit

by Marko Randjic, 260 meters away

The Skala summit (2866m) is the least prominent of the four summits of Mt. Olympus. It is the startin...

Mount Olympus - Skala Summit

I: Mount Olympus Skala Summit Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 270 meters away

Mount Olympus Skala Summit Greece

J: Mount Olympus, Skala peak

by vladimir-n-nenkov, 270 meters away

Panorama view from Skala peak. On the North there is located Mitikas peak - the highest peak (2917m) ...

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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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