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In the legendary plan, there are those who intend to associate the Azores with Atlantis, the mythical insular kingdom quoted by the philosopher Plato. Historically there are references to nine islands in approximate locations of the Azoreans in the...

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The numerous recreational and leisure activities are the main tourist attractions, where recreational boating activities and maritime-tourist activities (e.g. cruises, diving, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, sport fishing) and nature...

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Local Working group

The following partners are involved in the study of Azores: FCiencias.ID (Island Focal Point) The following local stakeholders have declared their interest in participating in the local study of the Azores islands in the frame of the Soclimpact...

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Cyprus´ civilization, according to archaeological evidence, goes back 11,000 years to the 9th millennium BC (early Neolithic Period or Stone Age). The island acquired its Greek character after it was settled by the Mycenaean-Achaean Greeks between the...

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The travel and tourism industry is the largest commercial sector of Cyprus, contributing 22.3% of the country’s GDP in 2017. The number of tourist arrivals in 2017 reached 3,652,073, corresponding to an increase of 14.6% from 2016. Europe is...

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The following partners are involved in the study of Cyprus: Interfusion Services (Island Focal Point) The Cyprus Institute The following local stakeholders have declared their interest in participating in the local study of Cyprus in the frame...

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When the Europeans began to explore the islands in the late Middle Ages, they encountered several indigenous peoples living at a Neolithic level of technology. Although the prehistory of the settlement of the Canary Islands is still unclear,...

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Although references to Madeira’s archipelago date from the roman empire, where they may be known as the Isles of Blest, official discover of the islands were dated to 1419 when captains João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira were luckily driven to...

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The human presence dates back to the Palaeolithic period and winds along all the successive epochs, prehistoric and historical, transforming the island's landscape. Archeology documents cultural emergencies from the pre-Nuragic to the Byzantine...

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The Maltese islands have a rich and long history going back to 5900 BC. Malta went through a golden Neolithic period which can been seen by the mysterious temples on the island. In later times, the Phoenicians, Cathaginians and Romans all left traces on...

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