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Sile – white sand beaches, peace and relaxation north of Istanbul

Sile – white sand beaches, peace and relaxation north of Istanbul

To visit Istanbul, a city that breathes and lives at a hectic pace, is a real challenge. When you get there you are in a rush to visit each and every landmark. This is impossible... Here is Turkey’s tallest lighthouse
Good Balkan jokes

Good Balkan jokes

1. A German, a Frenchman, an Englishman and a Greek are commenting about a painting of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The German says “Look at the perfect bodies, she is tall... “What’s for lunch? I’m hungry”
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...
12 reasons to love Greek wine

12 reasons to love Greek wine

Greece specializes on small-scale production of high quality wines. Around 5 million liters of wine are produced per year, ranking Greece as one of the most important word-wide in relation to its population and viniculture... "Wine delights the heart"
Bouldering – the art of rock climbing

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 used in alpine climbing. Bouldering is... Climbing without a rope

The Windows XP of European Turkey

So we were driving from Istanbul to the Turkish-Greek border and the landscape totally looked like the famous Windows XP background image. The sun was the right bright, the clouds were theright white, the sky... You get the picture, right?
Village Meat – gastronomic delight accompanied by excellent red wine

Village Meat – gastronomic delight accompanied by excellent red wine

Village Meat is a Balkan dish for all seasons, but it is best consumed in colder weather having in mind that there are several different types of meat used to make it. And when you... Don’t be afraid to test your culinary skills

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, shopping and flirting with two continents. The capital city of three Empires will win you over because... Over 3.000 shops in Kapali Carsi
A WALK IN ATHENS’ PRETTIEST PARK

A WALK IN ATHENS’ PRETTIEST PARK

Welcome to the National Gardens of Athens! Right next to busy Syndagma square, this visitor-friendly and historical green space is an oasis of 19th century romanticism. Planned in 1836, the Gardens are actually the first... covers an area of 158 square kilometers
Sarma with pickled cabbage or vine leaves

Sarma with pickled cabbage or vine leaves

Sarma is the favorite meal in Rexalari family and they love it either made with pickled cabbage leaves or vine leaves. It is usually prepared during the weekends when the whole family is at home... Recipe and preparation