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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. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.

Pyli is a municipality in the Trikala Prefecture, Greece and has a population of 4,492. Situated 18 kilometers west of Trikala, right at the bottom of two mountains Itamos, and Koziakas, which mark the beginning of the Pindos mountain line, Pyli marks the entrance to a great gorge and the natural path that leads to the city of Arta. The river Portaikos runs through this location, and joins the river Lithaios, Trikala's major river and a side-river to river Pineios. The municipality of Pyli contains 6 municipal prefectures, but the town itself has a population of about 2,000. Most inhabitants are either self-employed in small business establishments or work in Trikala. Agriculture and animal herding as an occupation has been largely abandoned, though the surrounding area is ideal for both. Pyli had always been the major trade center for the surrounding settlements and is full of interesting monuments and beautiful scenery.
A place of great historic importance due mainly to its strategic location as well its unique landscape, Pyli boasts a large number of monuments, especially considering its size. The basilica of Porta Panagia that dates back to 1264, on the north bank of the river Portaikos, the monastery of St. Vissarion, were women are not allowed to enter and has a total of 365 cells for the monks, situated on the mountain of Koziakas, and The monastery of Theotokos, at the Gkoura location, situated on the mountain of Itamos.

Pyli though being a small town has all the amenities one could ask for. Two major banks have branches are National Bank of Greece, and ATE Bank, there is a post office, a Health Center, a fire department, an OTE local branch, pharmacies, super markets and mini marts, a large clothing store, as well as a couple of Internet Cafes. There's a multitude of small shops and generally all everyday needs are well catered for.

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