Balkan Fest 2018

The Balkan festival is more than a special event with its folklore and traditions. It is an event where youth and elders gather together. Balkan fest is an annual event  which took place, this year, in Thessaloniki, between 16-17th of February and it attracted many local people and city guests. According to the organizers, this […]

Photographs, Traditions and Wacky Bells: Bell Roads

From February 6th till 18th, the Photography Center of Thessaloniki held the “On the Bell Roads” exhibition. This exhibition showcases the combined effort and initiative of both locals and photographers to preserve the rich old tradition of where both shepherd and peasant communities share common things, such as fear of a poor harvest or the […]

Dönüş/Return – Hande Yetkin’s First Photographic Exhibition

On the 6th of February, Bord de L’eau hosted the first photographic exibition of Hande Yetkin: Dönüş/Return. The  22 year old photographer presented 10 beautiful black and white photos of two ballerinas around Thessaloniki. The project aimed to reveal what is invisible to naked eyes and minds: «I will tell you a story that you […]

1st Festival of Art Against Fascism – Saturday, 3rd February

Believing that fascism is still a big threat to the World, and Greece in particular, Antinazi Zone arose as an initiative to organize and coordinate actions against fascism, neo-Nazism and racism. As a result, this Saturday, Takim will receive the 1st Festival of Art Against Fascism in Thessaloniki, an event that brings together young people of […]

A new EVSer in Thessaloniki

On Friday, 12th of January to be exact, I left from the Budapest airport for my year long EVS adventure in Thessaloniki. The first half of my journey led me to Athens, from where I was supposed to take another flight to Thessaloniki. I was pleasantly surprised when the plane hit the ground of the […]

Protest against the name “Macedonia”

It has been more than a quarter century and there is still no permanent solution for the discussions about the term Macedonia. Obviously, the situation has been getting worse. After the attempts of Zoran Zaev, the new left-wing Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic, joining NATO with the same name as the Northern Greece, the […]

A kind International day of Volunteering!

5th of December is the International Volunteer day since 1985 and the date is connected not only with celebrations, but also to show that by volunteering work, we changing the world. This year for the International Volunteering day, volunteers from Ethelon  (a network of volunteers) made a huge event with the name “Kindness Revolution”, which was […]

A walk in the 2nd Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Fair

The last weekend of November saw Thessaloniki taking a leading role in the contemporary art market all around Balkans. The city has in fact hosted the 2nd International Contemporary Art Fair in the pavilions of International Exhibition center (HELEXPO), attracting visitors from all around Greece and also neighboring countries. The expo was not just about […]

#Open House Thessaloniki 2017

#OpenHouseThessaloniki2017 (or a way to see Thessaloniki from the bottom till the edge) For this event, that took place on the 25th and 26th of November, 98 buildings opened their doors to the people, showing them other parts of the city full of interesting stories. It guided us from places under the ground, untill the […]