Hersonissos Port - Down Town
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Hersonissos Port - Down Town

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Hersonissos is a beautiful Mediterranean town that stands on the ruins of the ancient peninsula, beside a green-filled charm sea, 25 km east of Heraklion. At Hersonissos was beating the heart of the Roman Crete. Look for remains of the ancient theater, mosaics, streets and ancient buildings, the basilicas, the Roman harbor and ancient fishponds.

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A: Aquaworld Aquarium Hersonissos

by Hendrik Henschel, 190 meters away

Aquaworld Aquarium Hersonissos

B: Sarakino [early Christian Fountain] - Hersonissos Port

by Hersonissos Municipality in Crete, 250 meters away

At the modern settlement of Hersonissos is the site of the ancient town of Chersonesos, an important ...

Sarakino [early Christian Fountain] - Hersonissos Port

C: St. Paraskevi Church at Hersonissos Port

by Hersonissos Municipality in Crete, 590 meters away

The first aisle of St. Paraskevi Church was built in the 1870s under the rock carved Castle port. Aro...

St. Paraskevi Church at Hersonissos Port

D: Οld Βasilica in Hersonissos Port

by Hersonissos Municipality in Crete, 630 meters away

Hill of Kastri, west of which the main town actually starts. Over the hill, you should visit the ruin...

Οld Βasilica in Hersonissos Port

E: Hersonissos Port Beach nearby St. Paraskevi Church

by Hersonissos Municipality in Crete, 810 meters away

Hersonissos is a beautiful Mediterranean town that stands on the ruins of the ancient peninsula, besi...

Hersonissos Port Beach nearby St. Paraskevi Church

F: On the rocks

by Nikos Vlasiadis, 960 meters away

After Sunset, its by the beach of Creta Maris hotel

On the rocks

G: Piskopiano Village [Pedestrian alley] at Hersonissos

by Hersonissos Municipality in Crete, 1.1 km away

Piskopiano Village is a beautiful, traditional and picturesque village with old restored houses are a...

Piskopiano Village [Pedestrian alley] at Hersonissos

H: Sarantari Beach Hersonissos

by Hersonissos Municipality in Crete, 1.2 km away

Located in HersonissosAttracts Greek, Russian, French, German• Magnificent white sand and water quali...

Sarantari Beach Hersonissos

I: Crete, Hersonissos, Piskopiano, old ortodox crunch of Panagia and new village church of Agios Ioannis

by Sergey Naskalny, 1.2 km away

The square around the old church of the Panagia. Next to it are restored guesthouses and the large ne...

Crete, Hersonissos, Piskopiano, old ortodox crunch of Panagia and new village church of Agios Ioannis

J: Chersonissos Strand

by Hendrik Henschel, 1.2 km away

Chersonissos Strand

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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