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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.
Ithaca is an island in the Ionian Sea, in Greece with an area of 96 square kilometers and 5,000 inhabitants. It is an independent municipality of the prefecture of Kefalonia, and lies off the North East coast of Kefalonia. The municipality of Ithaca includes some smaller islands as well. The capital, Vathy, has one of the world's largest natural harbours. It had population of 3,084 with area 117.8 square kilometers.
The origin of the first people to inhabit the island, which was during the last years of the Neolithic Period, is unknown. The traces of buildings, walls and a road from this time period prove that life existed and continued to do so during the Early Hellenic era. In the Pre-Mycenaean years some of the population migrated to the southern part of the island. The buildings and walls that were excavated showed the life-style of this period had remained primitive.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Ithacaenjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Ithacais one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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