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Chania is a city in western Crete, Greece, in the department of the same name. This is the second largest city on the island, with about 55,000 inhabitants.

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Located in the Region of Thessaly in Central Greece, the urban environment of Farkadona includes small cities and villages while its natural environment includes Mountains, plains, small forests and several rivers. The Local authority has several Main Goals such as: collaborate and exchange experiences with European partners, activate the civic participation in European and local democratic processes, protect cultural and environmental heritage, encourage youth entrepreneurship, support the mobility of people, ideas and intercultural contact.


Samos lies in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea near the coast of Asia Minor. It is located 175 nautical miles away from Piraeus and is the closest to Turkey Greek island, from which it is separated by the Mykali strait or Dar Bogaz in Turkish, with a minimum width of approximately 1.650m. At its northwest lies Chios, Ikaria at its west, Fournoi at its southwest and Dodecanese at its south, of which the nearest are Agathonisi, Arki and Patmos. The capital of Samos since the principality era is located 18 km from the airport and is amphitheatrically built in a beautiful bay.