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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"

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
Corfu – a little piece of Paradise in the Ionian Sea

Corfu – a little piece of Paradise in the Ionian Sea

Whenever I think of sea, sun and the beach I think about Corfu – a wonderful island in the Ionian Sea. It may not be the largest island in the Ionian Sea but it certainly... useful tips and information
Travelling by car from Skopje to Athens in seven hours

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 leaving for Athens, and my cousin is an experienced driver who has tried using GPS... Those who ask do not wander
BURSA – A DREAM UNTOLD

BURSA – A DREAM UNTOLD

If tears start flowing from your eyes whenever you see a number 16 licence plate, if you only cheer for Bursaspor at Ataturk Stadium, if you feel Osman Gazi at the entrance of the city,... One of the safest places in Turkey
Quest for the fountain of Gostivar

Quest for the fountain of Gostivar

A fountain stands in Gostivar, Oh, what a fountain, a fountain of souls, Gostivar girls gather, each a chosen one, My soul is burning and I cry… These verses come from an old Rumelian song... Photos of the town of many visitors
SIX SIMPLE TIPS FOR SMALL MUNICIPALITIES WHO WANT TO PROMOTE LOCAL TOURISM IN THE BALKANS

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 underscore tourism. Almost every municipality in the region, be it urban or rural,  has tourism development listed as... Do not get carried away with costly projects
Our beautiful mountains: seven similarities between Korab, Ararat and Olympus

Our beautiful mountains: seven similarities between Korab, Ararat and Olympus

The mountains of Ararat, Olympus and Korab are national landmarks. What Ararat is to Turkey, Korab is for Macedonia not in just one way but in seven of ways. That is how many similarities we... Limited movement