Guide to SKOPJE
Popova Sapka – pleasure for the eyes

Tourists who visit our country admire the beauty of nature, envious of the treasures that we possess, whereas ...

Good Balkan jokes

1. A German, a Frenchman, an Englishman and a Greek are commenting about a painting of Adam and Eve in the Gar...

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 ...

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...

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...

Vozdra! Hi! From Sarajevo…:)

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

Feel Prespa

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

Are you talking to me?

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

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...

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

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...

Innovative young people will improve our societies

Balkon3 interview with Zeenat Rahman Zeenat Rahman serves as Secretary Clinton’s Special Adviser on Global Y...

Don’t just peek over: Join in! (How to travel like a local to the Cyclades islands)

The geography bit The Cyclades archipelago is situated to the south of the Aegean Sea within close reach from ...

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 ...

Destan – connecting people

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

14 interesting features of a non-touristy village

Military secrets revealed Stracin is a village known by many in Republic of Macedonia simply because it is loc...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Ramadan Bayram in Skopje’s oldest Mosque

How does a Ramadan Bayram prayer look to someone from a Christian family? Probably similar to Easter, but with...

The Gates of Naxos

A curious variety of gates and doorways in the main town of Naxos island (Cyclades). From the medieval Venetia...

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...

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...

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...

Travelling by car from Skopje to Athens in seven hours

“Be careful, when you get to the city the GPS may not work properly” – my cousin warned me before le...

Istanbul Sunset

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

Serbian Slava in Kosovo

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

A trip in Antep style

I vaguely remember Gaziantep, as I had visited the city for business purposes almost a decade ago. What remain...

Ozlem’s home made turkish delight-Lokum

Have you ever tried Turkish Delight? These delicately flavored, scrumptious sweets are one of Turkey’s hallm...

On a Balcony

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Videos

  • From the basement in Shutka to Sziget and Roskilde

    Interview with Shutka Roma Rap It was a cold autumn evening in the predominantly Romani community of Shutka in Skopje. We drove down the muddy alleys and got to...
  • 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...
  • Matka – embrace of nature!

    Balkon 3 takes you on a boat ride through Matka Canyon, down the Treska river to Vrelo cave. The canyon is situated only 15 km from Skopje and Vrelo...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Postman who ran 220 kilometres

    All postmen are marathon runners. They travel tens of kilometres on foot day by day and the hero of this story is one such man. Everybody in Veles knows...