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Exploring the arcades of Athens

The entire Athens center is run through by an incredible variety of arcades, reflecting the rapid evolution of its urban built environment in modern times. Balkon3 reveals the secrets of the most interesting building-passages of... A mirror of the modern city
Cradles – comfort and tradition

Cradles – comfort and tradition

A baby, a mother and a cradle… The cradle is the link in the divine communication between a baby and his mother. The story of the cradle began in the 1st century AD and is... a century old cradle
Winter hike – weekend in the mountains

Winter hike – weekend in the mountains

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory” was written by famous high-altitude mountaineer Ed Viesturs, the first American to climb all 14 mountain tops higher than 8,000 meters in the world, in...
Feel Prespa

Feel Prespa

High mountains, a valley, a lake, an island. Blue skies and blue waters shaded by folliage and rocky hights. Older generations remember a time when the lake was in full splendor, yet it is still...
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Flower bicycles – New life for old rusty bikes

How can you give new life to an old unusable bike? The answer is simple – just turn it into a planter.This trend has lasted for more than a decade now and its popularity is still... Balkon3 team designed their first flower bike
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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 is all packed into a few kilometres of Mavrovo-Struga road along Macedonia’s western border. The road is not easy to... It is much better in the passenger seat
The Gates of Naxos

The Gates of Naxos

A curious variety of gates and doorways in the main town of Naxos island (Cyclades). From the medieval Venetian castle district to the most renowned landmark of the island, the Apollo’s Temple “Great Door” (6th...
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An unusual orchestra of soul mates

Apparently, it was just an ordinary band that can be heard in busy places in different cities round the world. However, as you get closer to hear their music you see it is not quite... Music from an unusual band
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Istanbul Sunset

Sunset, according to many, is the most romantic part of the day. A moment when dreams and colours intertwine, when sun rays refract and the sky shows a shade of a multitude of colours that... Set off on an amazing journey
A walk through the Ottoman heritage of Skopje

A walk through the Ottoman heritage of Skopje

Last Sunday, the team of Balkon3 had a wonderful opportunity to take part in one really unusual and interesting event. That was the three-hour walk through the Ottoman heritage of Skopje which was organized  for...