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Vrboska is village on the northern side of the island Hvar. Settlement developed in the 15th century in the narrow bay that ends with a stream wich springs only about few hundred meters from the shore.

In 1512., during the uprising of the people and citizens against the island's nobility and their Venetian masters, known as a Hvar Rebellion, the village was devastated by the Venetian troops.

In 1571. the village was once again burned down, this time by the Turks under the leadership of Uluç Ali Reis.

In 1575., in order to protect the local population from possible future attacks, the designs were made by Venetian engineers, and the church of St. Mary was fortified and a bastion was added.

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A: Vrboska - Fortified church - 1

door Igor Adamec, 30 hier vandaan

Vrboska is village on the northern side of the island Hvar. Settlement developed in the 15th century ...

Vrboska -  Fortified church - 1

B: Vrboska-1

door Igor Adamec, 100 hier vandaan

Vrboska is village on the northern side of the island Hvar. Settlement developed in the 15th century ...

Vrboska-1

C: Vrboska-2

door Igor Adamec, 130 hier vandaan

Vrboska is village on the northern side of the island Hvar. Settlement developed in the 15th century ...

Vrboska-2

D: Vrboska-3

door Igor Adamec, 260 hier vandaan

Vrboska is village on the northern side of the island Hvar. Settlement developed in the 15th century ...

Vrboska-3

E: Vrboska-4

door Igor Adamec, 290 hier vandaan

Vrboska is village on the northern side of the island Hvar. Settlement developed in the 15th century ...

Vrboska-4

F: Soline beach

door Igor Adamec, 1.5 hier vandaan

Soline beach

G: Jelsa - Captain Niko Duboković

door Igor Adamec, 2.6 hier vandaan

Statue of Captain Niko vitez (knight) Duboković (1834 - 1912) in Jelsa.In 19th century a small town o...

Jelsa - Captain Niko Duboković

H: Jelsa - The port

door Igor Adamec, 2.7 hier vandaan

Jelsa is a small town in Croatia, on the island of Hvar. Island Hvar has been populated since prehist...

Jelsa - The port

I: Jelsa - Central square

door Igor Adamec, 2.8 hier vandaan

Jelsa is a small town in Croatia, on the island of Hvar. Island Hvar has been populated since prehist...

Jelsa - Central square

J: Jelsa - St. Ivan Square

door Igor Adamec, 2.8 hier vandaan

St. Ivan (St.John) square in Jelsa is a cute little renaissance-baroque square with the octagonal chu...

Jelsa - St. Ivan Square

Dit panorama is genomen in Croatia, Europe

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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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