0 Likes

Rio - Antirio Bridge
Greece

Officially named Charilaos Trikoupis (Greek Prime Minister that first suggest the construction of the Bridge in the 19th century uniting the town of Rio and Antirio), Rio Antirio bridge connects the town of Rio (Peloponnese) to the Antirio (mainland). Next to the bridge you will find The Fortress of Rion built in 1499 also used as a prison.

Copyright: Marcos Foundoukas
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8746x4373
Uploaded: 01/06/2009
Updated: 26/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: bridge; rio; antirio; rion; greece; peloponnese; patras; vacation; fortress; tourism
comments powered by Disqus

Christo Bino
Rio - Antirio Bridge
Christo Bino
Patra Sunset
Charilaos Kalogirou
Square near port at Patras
Charilaos Kalogirou
Stairs at Agiou Nikolaou Street - Night
Charilaos Kalogirou
Top of Stairs at Agiou Nikolaou - Patras
Christo Bino
The last rays after sunset
Marcos Foundoukas
Saint Andrew Church - Patras
Christo Bino
Sun Hiding
Marcos Foundoukas
Church of Saint Andrew inside - Patras
Christo Bino
Nafpaktos Sunset
Henk Keijzer
The port of Nafpaktos
Kostas Kaltsas
Nafpaktos old port
Noel Jenkins
St Nicholas Priory, Exeter. The Kitchen
Andrea Biffi
Tempesta di Chiaroscuri
Daniel Oi
Grand Arche
Andrea Biffi
Baia di Sestri Levante vista da S.Anna (GE) ITALY
Stefan Bock
Paul-Löbe-Haus / Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus
Jann Lipka
Rikstelefon payphone booth
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Tour Lekiny Cliffs
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Lekiny Cliffs Arrival
Thomas Bredenfeld
Rigi Summit in Winter
Igor Marx
Diving Gondola in Sellin
Sandor Veress
Museum of Dolls, Holloko
Denis Emelin
Moraine near Aral-Tobe's pass and Kora's river, Dzungaria, Kazakhstan
Marcos Foundoukas
Rio - Antirio Bridge
Marcos Foundoukas
Agios Athanasios Square
Marcos Foundoukas
Saint Andrew Church - Patras
Marcos Foundoukas
Kourouta Beach
Marcos Foundoukas
Farm near Amaliada city
Marcos Foundoukas
Pesodromo
Marcos Foundoukas
Amaliada Mountain view
Marcos Foundoukas
Port of Katakolo
Marcos Foundoukas
Peneus Dam 1
Marcos Foundoukas
Kourouta Beach
Marcos Foundoukas
Peneus Dam 2
Marcos Foundoukas
Piraeus Port 1
More About Europe

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.