The city park "Kioski"
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The city park "Kioski"

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A: Fairyland in Naousa

di Nikos Biliouris, 90 metri di distanza

Fairyland  in Naousa

B: The big waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

di Nikos Biliouris, 170 metri di distanza

In the entrance to Naousa we see a big waterfall from river Arapitsa.

The big waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

C: Waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

di Nikos Biliouris, 170 metri di distanza

In the entrance to Naousa we see a big waterfall from river Arapitsa.

Waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

D: Tsami Karatasoy Square

di Christodoulos St, 320 metri di distanza

Tsami Karatasoy square, Naousa, central Macedonia, Greece

Tsami Karatasoy Square

E: The square of Naousa 2

di Nikos Biliouris, 330 metri di distanza

The square of Naousa at carnival season with a lot of happenings.The carnival of Naousa is an old Gre...

The square of Naousa 2

F: The square of Naousa

di Nikos Biliouris, 340 metri di distanza

The square of Naousa at carnival season with a lot of happenings.The carnival of Naousa is an old Gre...

The square of Naousa

G: Carnival party at Naousa

di Nikos Biliouris, 380 metri di distanza

Carnival party at Naousa with hot wine, “tsipouro” – a Greek distilled spirit – local tidbits which m...

Carnival party at Naousa

H: The Carnival of Naousa

di Nikos Biliouris, 430 metri di distanza

 The carnival dances of the “Boules” of Naousa are also associated with the Greek War of Independence...

The Carnival of Naousa

I: Dressing up the Genitsaros

di Nikos Biliouris, 440 metri di distanza

The Carnival of Naousa is an old Greek traditional event and attracts many visitors.  Men wearing tra...

Dressing up the Genitsaros

J: Arapitsa river

di Nikos Biliouris, 460 metri di distanza

Arapitsa river

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Greece, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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