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Rhodes island, Greece

Rhodes (island, Greece) (ancient Rhodus or Rhodos; modern Greek Ródhos), island, southeastern Greece, in the Aegean Sea, near Turkey, grouped for administrative purposes with the Dodecanese Islands. The island has a maximum length, from northeast to southwest, of 72 km … Continue reading

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Venice, Italy

I INTRODUCTION Venice (Italy) (Italian Venezia), city and seaport in northeastern Italy, in Veneto Region, capital of Venice Province. Venice is situated on 120 islands formed by 177 canals in the lagoon between the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers, at the … Continue reading

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Modern Venice

Venice. The mere name summons associations from its astonishing 1,500 years, an incomparable legacy of art, politics, and commerce. Ten million visitors a year arrive to marvel at the remains of its glory, the architecture and paintings, and to be … Continue reading

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Italy, tourist information

I INTRODUCTION Italy (Italian Italia), republic in southern Europe, bounded on the north by Switzerland and Austria; on the east by Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea; on the south by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea; on the west by the Tyrrhenian … Continue reading

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Acropolis of Athens Greece

I INTRODUCTION Acropolis (Greek akros, “highest”; polis, “city”), fortified natural stronghold or citadel in ancient Greece. The Greeks built their towns in plains near or around a rocky hill that could easily be fortified and defended. The word acropolis referred both to the … Continue reading

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Athens, Greece tourist information

I INTRODUCTION Athens (Greece), city in southeastern Greece, capital and largest city of the country. Situated on the Attic plain on the Greek mainland, it is surrounded by mountains on three sides, the most important of which are Párnis, Pendéli, and Hymettos (Imittós). … Continue reading

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Greece Tourist information

I INTRODUCTION Greece (Greek Hellas), officially known as the Hellenic Republic (Ellinikí Dimokratía), country in southeastern Europe, occupying the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula. Famed for the beauty of its landscape, Greece is dominated by mountains and sea. The Aegean, Mediterranean, and … Continue reading

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Istanbul, Turkey

I INTRODUCTION Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, city in northwestern Turkey, the only city in the world that sits astride two continents Europe and Asia. İstanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the country’s chief commercial and cultural center. With the finest natural … Continue reading

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Andorra

I INTRODUCTION Andorra, parliamentary principality, southwestern Europe, situated in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains, bordered on the north and east by France, and on the south and west by Spain. Also called Valleys of Andorra, the country has an area of 468 sq … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

Porto or Oporto, city, northwestern Portugal, capital of Porto District, mostly on the steep northern bank of the Douro (Duero) River, near the Atlantic Ocean. With Lisbon, it is one of Portugal’s chief economic centers and the focus of a … Continue reading

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