Guide to SKOPJE
Eleni Karaindrou – The movies are an inspiration for creating great works of art

The film music or the art music, today exists as a music genre for itself. Rare are the ones as Morricone, Mic...

MAIDEN’S TOWER – PEARL OF THE BOSPHORUS

Maiden’s Tower also known as Leander’s Tower is one of the symbols of Istanbul and an embodiment of water ...

Interview with “Letecki Pekinezeri”

“Its all music” was the response of one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, Duke Ellington...

Love story of Ataturk and Eleni – a tourist attraction

The story of unfulfilled love between Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and a beautiful girl from Bitola Eleni Karinte, ca...

Eyup and Pierre Loti Café in Istanbul

See into the heart and soul of true Istanbul with Balkon3 If you have seen everything in the European part of ...

Mastika, Ouzo or Yeni Raki – That is the question!

I was sitting in a barroom, eating Greek salad and was finishing my second mastika. It was one of the last day...

Historic places in Istanbul – Samatya

I have lived in Istanbul for almost 40 years now, and I feel a duty to tell about the city. My first reportage...

BOZA AND SALEP: BEST DRINKS FOR COLD WINTER NIGHTS

Boza and salep are traditional drinks with specific, familiar flavors. They do not require expensive advertise...

17 landmarks along Mavrovo-Struga road, the most picturesque road in Macedonia

Four lakes, five mountains, two rivers, two towns, villages, monasteries, bridges, beautiful nature … It...

Destan – connecting people

Ask any of the citizens of Skopje which is the most famous kebab restaurant where the taste of the kebabs has ...

25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall – What is to be done?

Franz Karl Prüller, Member of the Managing Board, ERSTE Foundation During 2014 we mark many anniversaries, wi...

Trilece – irresistible sweet treat

Time for Balkon 3 recipe. This weekend we decided to help you prepare trilece, a dessert of choice for Balkon ...

SIX SIMPLE TIPS FOR SMALL MUNICIPALITIES WHO WANT TO PROMOTE LOCAL TOURISM IN THE BALKANS

Ask any mayor in the region what are her/his strategies for local development and they will  definitely under...

Ilina Arsova – SAMURAI of the mountain tops

Mountains make us better and happier people Depriving herself of everyday comforts for months, struggling to c...

Baklavas Koumiotikos –  Almond baklava from Kymi, the Balcony of the Aegean

Sweet tradition from Evia Island Kymi is known as the “Balcony of the Aegean” and is a pretty town on the ...

Mountaineers are artists in quest for beauty

Starry skies rise high above the mountain. With each passing second the stars seem to move further away from u...

Alcatraz in Thessaloniki

Were there cells with sea view? If you wanted to have a view from the highest places in Thessaloniki some 30 y...

Istanbul Sunset

Sunset, according to many, is the most romantic part of the day. A moment when dreams and colours intertwine, ...

UNITED STATES OF BALKANS IS OUR DREAM

When you listen to an hour and a half of ska, reggae and rap spiced with familiar Balkan sound, Roma melodies ...

THE SKOPJE – ATHENS LEMONADE

Many years ago, during my visit to a Skopje suburb, a friend’s grandmother offered me an amazing lemon/orang...

BURSA – A DREAM UNTOLD

If tears start flowing from your eyes whenever you see a number 16 licence plate, if you only cheer for Bursas...

COFFEE ON THE ROCKS – THE GREEK WAY TO SURVIVE THE DAY

What is frappe? It is a cold coffee drink, shaken in order to create a frothy topping. It is served in a tall ...

The Balkans are a fascinating gastronomic region – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall

“Eating only wholegrain cereal, some green leaves, drinking Evian water and running for 50 km a day. To hell...

Church in Munich unites religions

One of the most important churches to the citizens of Munich, Saint Margaret is located in the worker’s quar...

Baklava – irresistible taste of tradition

Every single one of us has tried baklva and fallen in love with its irresistible taste. One cannot resist the ...

Ortaköy – It’s time for pleasure while facing the Bosphorus

It is winter in Istanbul… Occasionally, as if it is in a hurry to enter the new year… Shrewish, co...

Road to the World of Trade Skopje – Istanbul

Traders have been going back and forth the roads between Skopje and Istanbul for centuries. States and Empires...

Serbian Slava in Kosovo

Serbian Slava celebrations are legendary. Songs have been written and films have been made about them. Orthodo...

Strangers in our own city

When you see a group of around fifty people, who are listening to the tourist guide with great interest while ...

Vozdra! Hi! From Sarajevo…:)

Vozdra, sha ima – “Hi! What’s up?”- this is the way the “raja” (people) greet each other in Sa...

On a Balcony

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Videos

  • Church in Munich unites religions

    One of the most important churches to the citizens of Munich, Saint Margaret is located in the worker’s quarter of Sendling and serves the Catholic believers throughout the year....
  • Multiethnic crafty woman

    Introduction and presentation of the preparation of the traditional dishes from the different nationalities and religions living in Tetovo. These kind of an activities were presented on the first...
  • Strangers in our own city

    When you see a group of around fifty people, who are listening to the tourist guide with great interest while they are vigorously taking photos, you will probably think...
  • Bouldering – the art of rock climbing

    It is very little known about bouldering in this part of the world. It is a sport which involves rock climbing without the use of ropes or similar equipment...
  • Mountain adventure through the fabulous Shara

    The walk through the remains of the winter snow while you feel the heat of the summer sun. Mixed sounds of the music of the pipe and the splosh...
  • The children are the pillars of the world

    The city of Bursa was the host of the congress which is very important for the friendship among the children. The congress named “The children are the pillars of...