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A: Louki Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 30 meters away

This is the path towards the summit of Mount Olympus and Greece at 2918 meters.

Louki Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

B: Summit Of Mount Olympus Mytikas Cloudy 2918m Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 80 meters away

Summit Of Mount Olympus Mytikas Cloudy 2918m Greece

C: Summit of Greece Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 80 meters away

This is Mytikas the summit of Greece on Mount Olympus at 2918 meters.

Summit of Greece Mytikas Mount Olympus Greece

E: Mount Olympus - Mytikas Summit-2

by Marko Randjic, 140 meters away

The Mytikas (2918m) is the highest peak of Mount Olympus. To reach it, one must first reach Skala pea...

Mount Olympus - Mytikas Summit-2

F: Mount Olympus Kakoskala (Bad Ladder) Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 140 meters away

Mount Olympus Kakoskala (Bad Ladder) Greece

G: Mount Olympus - Mytikas Summit-1

by Marko Randjic, 200 meters away

The Mytikas (2918m) is the highest peak of Mount Olympus. To reach it, one must first reach Skala pea...

Mount Olympus - Mytikas Summit-1

H: Under Stefani peak - throne of Zeus - Mt. Olympus - Greece

by Georgios Kosmas, 270 meters away

7 o’clock in the morning, way back home from the top of Olympus Mountain to Sp. Agapitos Refugee. Clo...

Under Stefani peak - throne of Zeus - Mt. Olympus - Greece

I: Zonaria Trail Under Throne Of Zeus Mount Olympus Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 290 meters away

Zonaria Trail Under Throne Of Zeus Mount Olympus Greece

J: Mount Olympus Stefani

by Leosthenes Pasipoularides, 320 meters away

Mount Olympus Stefani

This panorama was taken in Greece, Europe

This is an overview of 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.

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