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The ancient Portara , Naxos island Greece

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The ancient "Portara" ,the door of temple of Apollon, in the front of the port of Naxos island Greece

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A: Near the port of Naxos

di Lefteris Sirigos, 350 metri di distanza

Near the port of Naxos island , Greece

Near the port of Naxos

B: Port of Naxos island

di Lefteris Sirigos, 400 metri di distanza

A screenshot of the port of Naxos island at Cyclades Greece.

Port of Naxos island

C: Saint George beach , Naxos during Winter time

di Lefteris Sirigos, 1.4 km di distanza

Saint George beach , Naxos island during Winter time by Lefteris Sirigos

Saint George beach  , Naxos during Winter time

D: Agios Prokopios , October sunset

di Lefteris Sirigos, 4.6 km di distanza

Agios Prokopios , October sunset

Agios Prokopios , October sunset

E: Stelida , Naxos view to the sea

di Lefteris Sirigos, 5.1 km di distanza

Stelida at Naxos , back side , with view to Paros

Stelida , Naxos view to the sea

F: Plaka beach at Naxos island Greece

di Lefteris Sirigos, 6.4 km di distanza

Plaka beach at Naxos island Greece during October 2010

Plaka beach at Naxos island Greece

G: Orkos beach at Naxos island Greece

di Lefteris Sirigos, 8.1 km di distanza

The Orkos place with a nice beach , at Naxos island Greece

Orkos beach at Naxos island Greece

H: Pontoporos gallery

di Costas Vassis, 11.9 km di distanza

Pontoporos Gallery, near to the Venetian port of Naousa, hosts exhibitions of modern art

Pontoporos gallery

I: Naousa streets

di Costas Vassis, 12.0 km di distanza

Naoussa is one of the most picturesque small harbours in the Aegean. Naoussa has enjoyed development ...

Naousa streets

J: Naousa streets at night

di Costas Vassis, 12.0 km di distanza

A stroll through the town of Naousa at night, through the winding cobbled streets with the white wash...

Naousa streets at night

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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