Now that I am leaving Greece soon (for now), I am thinking of what kind of things I want to bring back ‘home’. Do I want to bring things back to my family? What about things to remember my stay here?
What happens when you attempt to hitchhike from Thessaloniki to a specific beach in Chalkidiki with seven people? Is it doomed from the start, or is it doable? And what do you do when it starts storming while you are on your way? Join me on a trip down memory lane and find out more about Slavic spirit, Greek hospitality, and unexpected encounters.
Sometimes, things suddenly fall into place, as if someone was planning it all along. I had this feeling when I watched the documentary The Fig House at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in March.
Today we will travel a bit and immerse ourselves in a world of orange, flea markets and parties. Why? Because in the Netherlands, this weekend, on Saturday, is King’s day! Every year on April 27th, the whole country fills up with orange crowns, boas and flags. What is this day and what is its history?
During the European Week against Racism, Balkan Hotspot organised different events to highlight the issue, to raise awareness and to bring people together. Find pictures and videos here!
On the 8th of March it is International Women’s Day. Greece is still scoring low on the European Gender Equality Index. How can this day be used to change that? Find out more and find events organised around the day in this article!
The metro of Thessaloniki is a project that has been in people’s minds for a long time. Now, an end-point seems to be on the horizon: in 2020, the first part of the Thessaloniki metro should open. Why has it taken so long, and what is the progress so far? And where will the stations of the metro be? Find all this, and some pictures of one of the first metro stations open to the public, Efklidi, here!
What if buildings could speak? What would they tell us? Thessaloniki has many fascinating buildings, and some of them have long and interesting stories. In this post, we focus on the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki. This complex with two buildings adds an interesting presence to the waterfront of Thessaloniki. Let’s explore the thoughts behind the design of the buildings.
I had passed this building many times before. It catches the attention of many people because of the large clock on the façade, which stands still at 11:05. Find out more about the Stoa Malakopi in this article!
Are you a European citizen? If so, you will be able to vote in the European elections this year! They take place between 23 and 26 of May. To encourage people to vote, the European Parliament launched the portal ‘What Europe does for me’. This portal, also called #EUandME, gives clear, concrete examples of how […]