Guide to SKOPJE
The district of Monastiraki: Athenian history at a glance

“If you stand at the centre of Monastiraki Square and take a 360 degrees look around you, you get a pret...

Cartoons from our childhood in the Republic of Macedonia and Greece

Cartoons take us back into the past like a time machine, reminding us of our youth and carefree childhood. Suc...

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...

Interview with “Letecki Pekinezeri”

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

Athens around the clock

Assuming you are so busy you only have 24 hours to spend in the vibrant, bustling and versatile metropolis of ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Before dawn I wait for the first smell of Suhoor from the kitchen. My mother is cooking. I can feel the smell,...

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 ...

A trip in Antep style

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

10 faces of Skopje – like 10 different parts of the world

Every major city has many faces. Some parts of it look like being in another city, another country, even anoth...

Dance Me till The End of Love in Istanbul

Balkon3 report from Leonard Cohen’s concert in Istanbul They say that travel broadens one’s horizons a...

“Top Chef” Kevin Sbraga in Macedonia: Open your mind, there are ways to explore food!

The U.S. Embassy hosted Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” winner Kevin Sbraga in Macedonia earlier this ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Photographer who captured the incredible beauty of Greek villages

A voice coming from within your soul calling you to visit the birthplace of your ancestors. At first, it is a ...

Destan – connecting people

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

Balkon3 Interview with Goran Gajic, director of “The Fall of Rock & Roll”and “The Storks Will Return”

Have Gun – Will Travel! Goran, film and music are your life, actually there is nothing else that can des...

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...

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...

Finland best, Ukraine and Russia worst for bikers

Interview with Konstantin Jovanovski – Press Officer with the EU Delegation in Skopje Konstantin Jovanov...

When Heat Wave Comes to Town

Accompanied by the usual calls of warning to the citizens, mid-summer’s heat wave in Athens is seen as a reg...

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...

Exploring the arcades of Athens

The entire Athens center is run through by an incredible variety of arcades, reflecting the rapid evolution of...

On a Balcony

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Videos

  • Balkon 3 presents: I am underground

    After many complications and confusion, after hundreds of kebebs and beers accompanied by heated but fruitful debates between the director, screenwriter, producer and sound technician, and after nearly a...
  • Tetovo Fortress – a symbol of the city

    The town of Tetovo is situated at the foot of the picturesque  Shar Mountain, and is a place where different cultures, religions and people have always mixed together. In...
  • Comfortable home for the homeless

    In fact they  all have different stories,  but at the end they also have one thing in common. They are homeless and living on the street.  The hostel  for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Diversity Day

    The day of celebrating the differences which was held in Tetovo under the motto “Different, but equal” was marked with traditional food and dances from different ethnic communities as...