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Viewing platform, Rodos

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A: Agios Panteleimonas

by Philipp Härtinger, 500 meters away

Agios Panteleimonas, Monolithos, Rhodes

Agios Panteleimonas

B: Monolithos Castle

by Sorry, 520 meters away

Monolithos Castle

C: beach of Rodos without people

by Oleg Lobanov, 7.4 km away

beach of Rodos without people

D: Monastery of St. Filimonos

by Banick, 10.5 km away

Moni Filimonas near Arnitha, Rhodes, Greece.

Monastery of St. Filimonos

E: On the Way from Arnitha to Mesanagros

by Banick, 12.7 km away

On the Way from Arnitha to Mesanagros, near windmills

On the Way from Arnitha to Mesanagros

F: View of Chalki

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 14.6 km away

Chalki is one of the Chalki-Halki island: Chalki information - Chalki holidays - Dodecanese, Greeceis...

View of Chalki

G: Chapel of St. Nektarios

by Banick, 14.7 km away

Chapel of St. Nektarios near Mesanagros

Chapel of St. Nektarios

H: Church of the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary"

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 15.1 km away

The village's square is also interesting due to the church of the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary", bu...

Church of the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary"

I: in the mountains of the island of Rhodes

by Alexey Polyakov, 15.8 km away

Где-то в горах острова Родос

in the mountains of the island of Rhodes

J: Kritinia Castle, Rhodes, Greek island

by Rainer Hepp, 16.8 km away

One of the old castles in Rhodes near the town Kritinia in the north western part of the island. Very...

Kritinia Castle, Rhodes, Greek island

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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