"Tree of Hippocrates - Kos island"
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"Tree of Hippocrates - Kos island"

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A: Kos - Hippocrates Platan square

by David Straka, 20 meters away

Beautiful morning on the Hippocrates Platan square, completely free of tourists.The tree is in the ce...

Kos - Hippocrates Platan square

B: Kos-island-Κως

by Georgios Kosmas, 30 meters away

Kos-island-Κως

C: Kos town

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 50 meters away

this is the entrance of the center town of Kos. Island has the same name. shoot was taken from late a...

Kos town

D: Kos harbour

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 110 meters away

this point of vue is from the other side, late afternoon before sunset. on thr right side of the Kos ...

Kos harbour

E: Kos Ancient Market

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 130 meters away

What can reflect better the everyday lifestyle of a town that its own market? Ancient Agora, meaning ...

Kos Ancient Market

F: Kos harbour

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 160 meters away

this is another picture panorama from the harbour of Kos, it was late afternoon, I just enjoy the mom...

Kos harbour

G: "Ancient Market in Kos island"

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 200 meters away

"Ancient Market in Kos island"

H: "Kos town main square - Greece"

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 260 meters away

Kos town main square - Greece

"Kos town main square - Greece"

I: "Fruit market in Kos town-Greece"

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 290 meters away

"Fruit market in Kos town-Greece"

J: "Roman Odeion of Kos"

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 810 meters away

"Roman Odeion of Kos"

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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