Guide to SKOPJE
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...

Ilina Arsova – SAMURAI of the mountain tops

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

Balkan sound in the heart of the Big Apple

Interview with New York Gypsy All-Stars: Exciting musical journey with artists from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey ...

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...

The Gates of Naxos

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

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...

Vozdra! Hi! From Sarajevo…:)

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

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...

THE SKOPJE – ATHENS LEMONADE

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

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...

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...

Keep on riding, Dejan!

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Innovative young people will improve our societies

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Destan – connecting people

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

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...

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...

Istanbul makes me feel at home

Oliver Josifovski, musician and founder of the band Ljubojna together with his wife Vera Miloseska Josifovska....

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...

Popova Sapka – pleasure for the eyes

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

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...

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