Guide to SKOPJE
“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...

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...

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...

Istanbul makes me feel at home

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

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...

Are you talking to me?

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

We all have a delicious cuisine but who eats the most?

  Sometimes we argue whose dish musaka, sarma or baklava is, or whether it’s called doner or giro. In t...

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...

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 ...

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

To Serve and Protect: Meet the Ezerani Park Rangers

While most of us work in weekdays and wait for a little precious spare time to spend in nature, some were luck...

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 ...

Was there life before tourism?

The fisherman’s past lives on… A white house with blue window covers. Vivid colors and strong cont...

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...

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...

Our ultimate goal is to make the world a safer, more secure place for everyone

Balkon3 interview with Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Depart...

SWEET AND BALKAN

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

Destan – connecting people

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

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...

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...

Finland best, Ukraine and Russia worst for bikers

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

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...

Trilece – irresistible sweet treat

Time for Balkon3 recipe. This weekend we decided to help you prepare trilece, a dessert of choice for Balkon3 ...

Athens around the clock

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

Vozdra! Hi! From Sarajevo…:)

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

Istanbul Sunset

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

12 reasons to love Greek wine

Greece specializes on small-scale production of high quality wines. Around 5 million liters of wine are produc...

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...

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...

A bike journey from Macedonia to Istanbul

Travelling from Macedonia to Turkey isn’t a problem, even if you don’t go by car or plane:) He is an avid ...

On a Balcony

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Videos

  • Matka – embrace of nature!

    Balkon3 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 cave...
  • “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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...