While staying in STAY HYBRID HOSTEL

Whose hotel is this? It’s a hybrid hostel, baby. Whose hybrid hostel is this? Zeid’s. Who is Zeid? Introducing this special interview by a quote from Quentin Tarantino’s all time classic seems very proper, because the Stay Hybrid Hostel is exactly one of those places where high respect for pop-cultural nerdism meets affordable comfort and […]

The Season for Book Lovers

Recently, Thessaloniki wants to promote literature and trying to be book friendly. Some organisations are collaborating with each other to promote books and spring is the best choice for this kind of activities. The book bazaar that I have visited on 26th of April was the first book bazaar that is organised by a group […]

Presentation of Diploma Works in Alatza Imaret

Last Saturday, March 31, eight graduate students from different departments of theatre organized a unique group presentation of their diploma works inside of the Alatza Imaret, in Thessaloniki. Even though each of these students graduated in a slightly different field, all of their works were more or less connected to the theatre. In the main […]

The 13th International Marathon “Alexander the Great”

Balkan HotSpot’s team in the 13th International Marathon “Alexander the Great” The first International Marathon “Alexander the Great” was established on the 16th of April, in 2006, as a result of perspective of people who represented athletic and cultural institutions all over Greece. It aims the promotion of a healthy lifestyle as well as the […]

Flea market and sustainability movement in Thessaloniki

Meanwhile scientists arguing about an emission prevention and who should take responsibility of reducing amount of ‘plastic soup’ in the ocean I have met an enthusiastic group of young people who have chosen to act. Sofia and Maikis invited me to visit the Thrift Store, the mecca of second hand goods. When I opened the […]

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 […]