Guide to SKOPJE
Trilece – irresistible sweet treat

Time for Balkon 3 recipe. This weekend we decided to help you prepare trilece, a dessert of choice for Balkon ...

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...

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...

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...

Exploring the arcades of Athens

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

The Gates of Naxos

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

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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

Balkon3 interview: Richard Galliano

When it comes to French accordion player Richard Galliano, it can be said that he did for the European music t...

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...

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,...

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...

Istanbul Sunset

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

Interview with “Letecki Pekinezeri”

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

“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 ...

THE SKOPJE – ATHENS LEMONADE

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

Serbian Slava in Kosovo

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

Athens around the clock

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

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...

Vozdra! Hi! From Sarajevo…:)

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

Unlock The Secrets Of Prague

Travel clever Prague and Save up to 50% of your cost – with Jiri Moravec In this book, the author is un...

Ozlem’s home made turkish delight-Lokum

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

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Videos

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • “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...
  • UP GREEK TOURISM

    Voluntary “Crowdfunding” to promote Greece in an international media campaignTitled “Up Greek Tourism”, a citizens initiative based in the USA gathered 20.000 dollars to promote Greece in the international...