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?
Who has never dreamed of climbing the mythical Mount Olympus? We did it and we share with you this incredible experience. After an early awakening, direction the bus station to catch the bus who goes to Litochoro, the closest city near Mount Olympus. From there, we walked 200 meters to go to the last parking, […]
On a rainy Saturday morning, three unwary volunteers from Thessaloniki found themselves in Athens, willing to discover the beauties of the Hellenic Capital. But they hadn’t considered the stubborn rain that was also visiting the city that day. They found a pleasant surprise waiting for them at the Syntagma station: the exhibition “DEMOcrisis – Democracy in crisis”.
In the Netherlands, it is very common to write rhymes during December. On the 5th of December, we celebrate Sinterklaas, or Saint Nicholas. To younger children, we tell that he comes to bring presents, similar to what people say about Santa Clause in many other countries. Once people grow older, they generally do not believe […]
A challenging task Studying should always be surprising, inspiring, and tease people to discover new things. This was the case for Elena Lobova, fashion design student from Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. When she started her studies at the University of Federal Siberia, she may have not imagined that she would end up in another country, studying […]
What do Balkan countries have in them that people want to stay there for a long time? Is it the beauty of nature, tasty dishes or the hospitality of people? In my country, Poland, this region is referred to as a Balkan cauldron, a place where you can find everything and everyone (all kinds of beauty, […]
Sohaib Jidar is a 21 years old athlete from Catalonia, Spain. He loves running ultra-long distances and thus overcoming his own limits. For this reason, we decided to interview him and find out more about the fascinating world of ultra-marathons and his running philosophy in general.
Rebetiko is a popular genre of Greek urban music, which was formed at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1923, Greece was faced with the resettlement of over 1.5 million Greeks from the Asia Minor area. Greek poor class of workers had a strong contact with the refugees and their culture. The musicians of these two cultures were spontaneously exchanging musical ideas and as a result – Rebetiko was born.
By interviewing a modern Rebetiko musician from Thessaloniki, George Semkos, we found out more about this musical genre.
Every year, on the edge of summer, the small town Proti in Northern Greece organizes a very lovely event for young people with a strong flavor of ancient Olympic Games. This four day long gathering is called Mathiada and it gives a chance to sport seeking high schools from all over the Greece to compete in various Olympic disciplines as well as to present themselves to the general public.
While carefully observing the history of coffee culture in Asia Minor region we might see that it works quite uniquely in this area, as it is being one of the key factors which help to keeps the local societies together. These days when we take a look at this phenomenon we can see that it has completely changed from its original tradition.