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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.

Pylaia is a municipality of the Thessaloniki Prefecture, in the region of Central Macedonia. Pilea covers some 27.000 meter square with 4, 5 kilometers of coastline extending along the shores of the Thermaic Gulf and has a population of around 40.000 inhabitants. Pylaia is relatively sparsely populated and has a number of large green areas within its borders.
The first reference to Pylaia is found in a historian Thucydides, in 319 BC, Before Christ under the ancient name Strepsa. It was later known as Kapoutzida, from the Turkish word kapoutzides, or gatemen, deriving from the guards watching over the city walls of Byzantine Thessaloniki. The current name came into general use in 1927, and is derived from the word Pily, meaning gateway and referring to the Eastern Entrance of the city.

Pylaia is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Europe worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Europe.

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