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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Greece

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A: Lindos & St. Paul bay

di Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 90 metri di distanza

Beautiful point of vue from behind Lindos, the name of the bay is Saint-Paul with a nice little churc...

Lindos & St. Paul bay

B: Lindos Rhodos

di Oleg Lobanov, 100 metri di distanza

Lindos Rhodos

C: Rhodes - Lindos's akropolis

di Christodoulos St, 360 metri di distanza

Rhodes, Lindos's akropolis (sorry for the error, it is quite off, just for the view)

Rhodes - Lindos's akropolis

D: Rhodes - Lindos's akropolis

di Christodoulos St, 400 metri di distanza

Rhodes, Lindos's akropolis

Rhodes - Lindos's akropolis

E: Lindos Akropolis

di John Wiering, 590 metri di distanza

Rhodes, Acropolis of Lindos

Lindos Akropolis

F: Lindos Akropolis 2

di John Wiering, 760 metri di distanza

 Acropolis of Lindos

Lindos Akropolis 2

G: Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites

di Iraklis Kavouklis, 2.1 km di distanza

Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites, the premiere adult-only luxury hotel of Rhodes, rests on the magnifice...

Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites

H: Plakia Beach

di George Psaros, 4.0 km di distanza

Plakia Beach-Pefkos-Pefki-Lindos-Rhodes-Greece

Plakia Beach

I: near Lardos

di Oleg Lobanov, 6.0 km di distanza

near Lardos

J: costa lindia, Rodos, Greece

di Oleg Lobanov, 6.1 km di distanza

costa lindia, Rodos, Greece

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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