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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Apiranthos is a mountainous village in the island of Naxos Greece. It is located 28 kilometers north-east of the capital of the island, built on the foothill of mountain Fanari, on an altitude between 550 and 650 meters. It is a village with a very rich history and folkloric tradition. The similarities of the local dialect and traditions to the mountainous Crete villages has lead some historians to the conclusion that Apiranthos was built by Cretans during the 10th century. The first historical evidence regarding the existence of the village goes back to 1420, on a reference by the Italian traveler Cristoforo Buondelmonti on his book of the Islands of the Archipelago.
Nowadays, the village has four museums include the Archaeological Museum of Apiranthos, the Museum of Folk Art, the Geological Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. With a population of 1078 in 2001 census, the village is one of the biggest in the island it is considered by many visitors the most beautiful and picturesque village of the island.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Apiranthos is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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