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Laganas, Zakynthos

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A: Laganas

di L Eduard, 510 metri di distanza

Laganas

B: Laganas Beach Late Afternoon

di Branimir Minkov, 970 metri di distanza

The pano is taken in the late afternoon. The weather is at its best and the sand is perfect for bare ...

Laganas Beach Late Afternoon

C: Zakynthos. The beach in Limni Keriou

di Andrey K., 4.9 km di distanza

Zakynthos. The beach in Limni Keriou

D: Macherado-Agia Mavra church

di Federico Infanti, 6.0 km di distanza

A handheld panorama in Macherado, Zakynthos. This is Agia Mavra , one of the finest churches in the i...

Macherado-Agia Mavra church

E: Mount Skopos - Zante

di Martin Berta, 6.8 km di distanza

Mount Skopos - Zante

F: Agios Dionysos Church - Zakynthos

di G.B., 6.9 km di distanza

Agios Dionysos Church - Zakynthos

G: Zakynthos-Argassi bridge

di Federico Infanti, 7.2 km di distanza

Zakynthos-Argassi bridge

H: The harbour at Zakynthos

di Gary Davies, 7.5 km di distanza

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. A fer...

The harbour at Zakynthos

I: Statue of Dionysios Solomos, Zakynthos

di Gary Davies, 7.8 km di distanza

The statue of Zakynthos native Dionysios Solomos overlooks the main square named in his honour. Solom...

Statue of Dionysios Solomos, Zakynthos

J: Church of St. Nicholas of Mole, Zakynthos

di Gary Davies, 7.9 km di distanza

The 16th Century church of St. Nicholas of the Mole is located on Solomos Square on the Ionian island...

Church of St. Nicholas of Mole, Zakynthos

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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