Scenery Painter in action at Parga
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Scenery Painter in action at Parga

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There you are a local artist while painting a small castle on a small island of the scenery observing from the park of the Venetian castle in Parga. The latter (in Greek: Πάργα) is a small town situated in Epirus, northwestern Greece. It is found on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. It is built on top of the hill overlooking the settlement and the sea. It was used to protect the settlement from agressors in the past. It is now a resort town known for its beautiful scenery. The resort attracts thousands of tourists every year with its beautiful beaches and hill-top memorable romantic restaurants with stunning views,

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Greece

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A: Parga islands from the Venetian castle forest

di Branimir Minkov, 40 metri di distanza

Parga (in Greek: Πάργα) is a small town situated in Epirus, northwestern Greece. It is found on the I...

Parga islands from the Venetian castle forest

B: Valtos Beach

di Leonidas Tzanis, 120 metri di distanza

Valtos Beach

C: Peek at Valtos beach from top of Parga

di Branimir Minkov, 180 metri di distanza

Parga (in Greek: Πάργα) is a small town situated in Epirus, northwestern Greece. It is found on the I...

Peek at Valtos beach from top of Parga

D: Downhill in the streets of Parga

di Branimir Minkov, 230 metri di distanza

Parga (in Greek: Πάργα) is a small town situated in Epirus, northwestern Greece. It is found on the I...

Downhill in the streets of Parga

E: Parga Boardwalk

di Branimir Minkov, 260 metri di distanza

Parga (in Greek: Πάργα) is a small town situated in Epirus, northwestern Greece. It is found on the I...

Parga Boardwalk

F: Parga, Epirus, Greece :: The city and the port of Parga

di Márk Kovács, 270 metri di distanza

The city of Parga and the port with Kryoneri beach and the fort on the peninsula. Photo taken from th...

Parga, Epirus, Greece :: The city and the port of Parga

G: Parga harbour at night

di Costas Vassis, 280 metri di distanza

Parga is a small town located on a rocky hillside by the ionian sea in the northwestern Greece. The l...

Parga  harbour at night

H: Islet of Parga (Islet of Virgin Mary)

di Nikos Maretas, 330 metri di distanza

The islet of Virgin Mary is located opposite of the port of Parga. The church visible is dedicated to...

Islet of Parga (Islet of Virgin Mary)

I: Ali Pasa Castle

di Leonidas Tzanis, 3.2 km di distanza

Ali Pasa Castle

J: Arillas Beach

di Nikos Maretas, 12.6 km di distanza

This is a pano taken from the northern side of the beach on Arillas Bay. A beautiful beach near the t...

Arillas Beach

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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