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Elafonisos
Elafonisos
Elafonisos
(Greek: Ελαφόνησος) is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
and Kythira. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika. The area of the island is 19 square kilometres (7 square miles).Contents1 Overview 2 Historical population 3 History 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] Elafonisos
Elafonisos
map.The population is between 300 and 350 during the winter but increases dramatically in the summer months. During July and August the number of tourist visitors reach over 3,000 per day (bringing with them some 1,600 cars). Many people visit the island for its light coloured, sandy beaches
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Strabo
Strabo[1] (/ˈstreɪboʊ/; Greek: Στράβων Strábōn; 64 or 63 BC – c. AD 24) was a Greek geographer, philosopher, and historian who lived in Asia Minor
Asia Minor
during the transitional period of the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
into the Roman Empire.Contents1 Life 2 Education 3 Geographica 4 Geology 5 Editions 6 Notes 7 References 8 Sources 9 External linksLife[edit]Title page from Isaac Casaubon's 1620 edition of Geographica Strabo
Strabo
was born to an affluent family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya, Turkey),[2] a city that he said was situated the approximate equivalent of 75 km from the Black Sea
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Pausanias (geographer)
Pausanias (/pɔːˈseɪniəs/; Greek: Παυσανίας Pausanías; c. AD 110 – c. 180)[1] was a Greek traveler and geographer of the second century AD, who lived in the time of Roman emperors Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius. He is famous for his Description of Greece (Ancient Greek: Ἑλλάδος Περιήγησις, Hellados Periegesis),[2] a lengthy work that describes ancient Greece from his first-hand observations. This work provides crucial information for making links between classical literature and modern archaeology. Andrew Stewart assesses him as:A careful, pedestrian writer...interested not only in the grandiose or the exquisite but in unusual sights and obscure ritual
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Schiza
Schiza
Schiza
(Greek: Σχίζα) is a Greek island off the southwestern coast of the Peloponnese. According to 2011 census, the island is uninhabited. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Methoni in Messenia. It is the largest island of the Messenian Oinousses, an island complex that consists of two main islands (Schiza and Sapientza) and few rocky islets. Its area is 12.3 Km2. Schiza along with other Messenian Oinousses
Messenian Oinousses
have been included in the Natura 2000 Network, with code GR2550003.[1] References[edit]^ "Messinian Oinousses, Schiza
Schiza
and Sapientza". cvf.gr. Retrieved 26 February 2015. External links[edit]Official website of Municipality of Methoni (in English) (in Greek)This Peloponnese
Peloponnese
location article is a stub
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Agios Spyridon
Saint Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous also sometimes written Saint Spiridon (Greek: Ἅγιος Σπυρίδων; c. 270 – 348) is a saint honoured in both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions.Contents1 Life 2 Relics 3 Patron saint and miracles3.1 Patron saint 3.2 Corfu 3.3 Feast day 3.4 Other4 External linksLife[edit] Spyridon was born in Askeia, in Cyprus. He worked as a shepherd and was known for his great piety. He married and had one daughter, Irene. Upon the death of his wife, Spyridon entered a monastery, and their daughter, a convent. Spyridon eventually became Bishop of Trimythous, or Tremithous (today called Tremetousia), in the district of Larnaca
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Tourist
Tourism
Tourism
is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.[1] Tourism may be international, or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism
Tourism
Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes".[2] Tourism
Tourism
can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments
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Sapientza
Sapientza
Sapientza
or Sapienza (Greek: Σαπιέντζα) is a Greek island off the southern coast of the Peloponnese, near the city of Methóni.[1] It is administratively part of the municipality of Pylos-Nestor, in Messenia. The 2011 census reported a population of two inhabitants. Sapientza
Sapientza
is the second largest island of the Messenian Oinousses, a small group island which consists of three small islands (Schiza, Sapientza
Sapientza
and Agia Marina). Its name is of Italian origin and means wisdom. The Calypso Deep, the deepest point of the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
at 5,267 metres (17,280 ft), is located south-west of Sapientza. Description[edit] The island has seen many shipwrecks because it is located over the main sea route between Italy and the Middle East
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Drakonera
Drakonera
Drakonera
(Greek: Δρακονέρα) is an island of the Echinades, among the Ionian Islands
Ionian Islands
group of Greece. Drakonera
Drakonera
forms part of the northern group of the Echinades, which are called the Drakoneres after the island. The mainland with the Aetolia-Acarnania
Aetolia-Acarnania
regional unit is to the north and east. Several islets surround the area. It is administered by the municipality of Ithaca. As of 2011[update], it had no resident population.[1] References[edit]^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece
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Oxeia
Oxeia
Oxeia
(Greek: Οξεία) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. As of 2011[update], it had no resident population.[1] It is the chief island in the southern group (the Ouniades) of the Echinades, part of the Ionian Islands. Oxeia
Oxeia
possesses the highest point in the Echinades, 421 metres (1,381 feet). It is situated near the mouth of the river Acheloos, off the coast of Aetolia-Acarnania. The island is around 5 kilometres (3 miles) in length and its width is approximately 2 km (1 mile)
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Greek Language
Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά [eliniˈka], elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa] ( listen), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean
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Vehicle Registration Plates Of Greece
Greek vehicle registration plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e.g. ΑΑΑ-1000) printed in black on a white background. The letters represent the district (prefecture) that issues the plates while the numbers begin from 1000 to 9999. As from 2004, a blue strip was added on the left showing the country code of Greece
Greece
(GR) in white text and the Flag of Europe. Similar plates with digits beginning from 1 to 999 are issued for motorcycles which exceed 50 cc. With the exception of Athens
Athens
and Thessaloniki, all districts are represented by the first 2 letters. The final letter in the sequence changes in Greek alphabetical order after 9,000 issued plates. For example, Patras
Patras
plates are ΑΧΑ-1000, where Α Χ
Χ
represents the Achaia prefecture of which Patras
Patras
is the capital
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Postal Codes In Greece
Postal may refer to:The Italian name for Burgstall, South Tyrol
Burgstall, South Tyrol
in northern Italy Paul Postal (born 1936), American linguist Postal (video game series), a series of computer games launch
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UTC+3
UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03. In areas using this time offset, the time is three hours later than the Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). Following the ISO 8601 standard, a time with this offset would be written as, for example, 2018-04-07T14:46:21+03:00 (boldface only here to be clear). Some areas in the world use UTC+03:00 all year, other areas only part of the year.Contents1 As standard time (all year round)1.1 Europe 1.2 Asia1.2.1 Arabia Standard Time1.3 Africa2 As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer only)2.1 Europe 2.2 Western Asia3 See also 4 Notes 5 ReferencesAs standard time (all year round)[edit] Principal cities: Istanbul, Moscow, Baghdad Europe[edit] Main articles: Further-eastern European Time, Moscow
Moscow
Time, and Time in Turkey Most of European Russia, including Moscow, St
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Eastern European Summer Time
Eastern European Summer Time
European Summer Time
(EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3
UTC+3
time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in some European and Middle Eastern countries, which makes it the same as Arabia Standard Time, East Africa Time and Moscow
Moscow
Time
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