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Anesis
Centrally located The Anesis Hotel is 250 metres form the golden sands of the Grecian beach and the picturesque fishing harbour and 300 metres from the central square of Ayia Napa with its many shops and bars. ...
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Skiathos Palace
Skiathos Palace Hotel in Skiathos is just above Koukounaries beach, and the beautiful refreshing sea. Skiathos JSI Airport is 8 miles from the hotel in Skiathos and the ferry and the hydrofoil leave from the port of Aghios Constandinos, 2 hours north of Athens....
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Dorint Atlantic Palace Hotel
Dorint Atlantic Palace Hotel set in the tourist area of Agadir, Morocco, a few kilometres from the city centre and only 200 metres away from the beach. A 5 star Agadir hotel offering fantastic leisure facilities with splendid views over the ocean. ...
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Europa and Zeus

Europa, in Greek mythology, daughter of Agenor, the Phoenician king of Tyre, and sister of Cadmus, the legendary founder of Thebes.
The rape of Europa

One morning, when Europa was gathering flowers by the seashore, the god Zeus saw her and fell in love with her.

Assuming the guise of a beautiful chestnut-colored bull, he appeared before her and enticed her to climb onto his back. He then sped away with her across the ocean to the island of Crete.

Among the sons she bore him were Minos and Rhadamanthus, both of whom became judges of the dead.

The abduction of Europa has been the subject of many paintings, including "The Rape of Europa" by the Italian painter Titian.



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