Guide to SKOPJE
All about Tyropita: The classic snack of Greece

Notorious for skipping breakfast, the Greeks will start worrying about substantial food later, when it’s tim...

“Turks and Greeks, as well as other neighbors are – indeed also literally – brothers”

Periklis Tsoukalas from BaBa ZuLa on interview for Balkon3 The BaBa ZuLa concert! Not just an event, but every...

Are you talking to me?

Perceptions of “Greek” I met across the neighbors’ fences You can’t draw definite conclusions about ho...

SWEET AND BALKAN

A very basic sweet treat in the Balkans is common; mostly fruit (and vegetable or flower) can be turned into p...

Flija – irresistible traditional taste

Flija is one of the most favored dishes in Albanian cuisine. It takes only a few ingredients to make it, but t...

Marbles – enjoying an unforgettable neighborhood play

Although the popularity of this game has dwindled since computer games and mobile phones appeared on the marke...

Keep on riding, Dejan!

Interview with Dejan Zafirov, a young man, who cycled 5.300 kilometers from New York to San Francisco. Five ye...

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...

Feel Prespa

High mountains, a valley, a lake, an island. Blue skies and blue waters shaded by folliage and rocky hights. O...

10 Facts about Istanbul, a city flirting with two continents

Istanbul! The place that fulfills all desires of the world and opens the gates to priceless beauty, history, s...

Full moon over Skopje

Some say it seems like a huge lamp hanging in the sky, others see an enormous cheese pie shining, and some jus...

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...

There are at least a hundred reasons why you should visit Bitola and a hundred more that will make you come ba...

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 ...

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...

TRUE MASTERS OF BAKLAVA IN ISTANBUL

Baklava remains as one of the most popular desserts for most of us and we were delighted to have a chance to o...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Musaka – a single name, a multitude of tastes

Musaka is a favorite speciality on the menu in Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. It is known by the same name in a...

Seven interesting facts about Turkish coffee

Having a cup of coffee is a daily ritual for most of us. Coffee lovers cannot start the day without this ̶...

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 ...

Vozdra! Hi! From Sarajevo…:)

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

First radio station of the Greek community of Istanbul officially launched

The “Echo of Istanbul”, the first greek-speaking radio of the Istanbuli-Greek (Rum) Community has been tra...

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...

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...

Attempts to build ideal religious societies give rise to cruel extremism

Balkon3 interview with Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, author of documentary films “Music by P...

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...

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...

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 ...

On a Balcony

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Videos

  • Devil’s Wall

    The wastelands surrounding the town of Sveti Nikole resemble a remote valley in Afghanistan rather than a macedonian landscape, and hide an amazing legend. It hasn’t been in the...
  • Little Paco de Lucia from Strumica Conquers Europe

    This is a story about a guitar “desperado” from Strumica. Although Stojan Stojanov is just 12 years old, he has climbed the throne of many prestigious European competitions with...
  • Interview with “Letecki Pekinezeri”

    “Its all music” was the response of one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, Duke Ellington to the numerous debates on how to define jazz. In a...
  • Sharski Vodi Marathon – Macedonia’s gold

    Adrenaline, breathtaking nature, delicious beans. Sharski Vodi (Waters of Shar Mountain) marathon was held for the seventh time on the slopes of Shar Mountain on 30th June 2013. The...
  • Greek Journalists in Bursa

    A group of Greek journalists visited Osmangazi Municipality in the Turkish province Bursa. During the two-day programme they urged for development of co-operation between the two countries and liberalization...
  • “Zenne” – a film about a gay dancer which shook Turkey

    The story of a young Ahmet Yildiz, who was killed by his father because of a different sexual orientation, caused great controversy and sharp debates in Turkey. It’s all...