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A: Porto Katsiki Beach Leukada Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 70 meters away

Porto Katsiki beach of Lefkada is one of the most famous beaches of the Ionian sea and of the world i...

Porto Katsiki Beach Leukada Greece

B: Porto Katsiki Rocks

by Christo Bino, 80 meters away

Porto Katsiki Rocks

C: Porto Katsiki Lefkada View From the Bridge Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 390 meters away

This small Bridge is perfect for appreciating the scale of the Porto Katsiki Beach and the beauty it ...

Porto Katsiki Lefkada View From the Bridge Greece

D: Porto Katsiki Lefkada View From the Top

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 390 meters away

This place is almost magical. The sunset here is one of the most famous of the Lefkada island. You ha...

Porto Katsiki Lefkada View From the Top

E: Egremni beach on Lefkada Greece

by Lars N, 3.6 km away

Egremni is long beach on the west coast of Lefkada. When coming by car there is a paid and paved park...

Egremni beach on Lefkada Greece

F: Spectucalar views from the cliffs on south cape of Lefkas

by Tom Baetsen, 3.6 km away

Spectacular views of the south cape of Lefkada from the cliffs just north. In the distance the lighth...

Spectucalar views from the cliffs on south cape of Lefkas

G: Egremni Beach in Lefkada Cruise Stop

by Branimir Minkov, 4.0 km away

Egremni is one of the most famous beaches of the Lefkada island. It is situated at the south-west coa...

Egremni Beach in Lefkada Cruise Stop

H: Lighthouse cape Lefkada Greece

by Tom Baetsen, 4.0 km away

Lighthouse cape Lefkada Greece

I: Cape Lefkatas

by Costas Vassis, 4.1 km away

The Lefkatas Cape is the southern poiont of Lefkada island. The lighthouse is built on the ruins of t...

Cape Lefkatas

J: Leukada Sunset Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 7.3 km away

You most certainly have to enjoy a sunset on Leukada and watch the sun dissapear in the Ionian sea. T...

Leukada Sunset Greece

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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