Platamonas Baywatch Station Greece
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Platamonas Baywatch Station Greece

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A: Problita Platamona

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 180 meters away

This photo was taken from the wave breaker situated to the North of the Platamon resort. This area ha...

Problita Platamona

B: Platamon Port at Night Summer Thunderstorm Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 490 meters away

Platamon Port at Night Summer Thunderstorm Greece

C: Agios Konstantinos Kai Eleni Small Church Platamon

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 620 meters away

One of the more picturesque churches in Platamon is that of St. Constantine & St. Heleni, situate...

Agios Konstantinos Kai Eleni Small Church Platamon

D: Platamon Castle Near Vila Moskof

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.4 km away

Standing on the old train line (which was decomissioned 6 years ago) near the castle of platamon. Fro...

Platamon Castle Near Vila Moskof

E: Platamon Castle Morning View

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.7 km away

The castle of Platamon is a fortress-town of the middle Byzantine period (10th century A.D.). It lies...

Platamon Castle Morning View

F: Platamonas Beach Sunset Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.9 km away

Platamonas Beach Sunset Greece

G: Platamon Castle North Wall View 02 Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 2.0 km away

Platamon Castle North Wall View 02 Greece

H: Platamon Castle Church B Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 2.0 km away

Platamon Castle Church B Greece

I: Platamon Castle South Wall View Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 2.0 km away

Platamon Castle South Wall View Greece

J: Platamon Castle North Wall View Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 2.0 km away

Platamon Castle North Wall View 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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