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”.
On the verge of a crucial electoral year for Greece, with the European and local elections taking place in May and the vote for the Parliament renewal coming in autumn, we tried to find out how the crisis affected the way Greeks look at politics, and their mood right before going to vote.
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!
Perfect bodies, clever minds: how could you not love Greek women and men? Lucky you, there’s #IreneConAmigos to show you the way through the mysteries of αγάπη!
I went on a trip to Lefkada in the beginning of May. We were 6 people that hitchhiked from Thessaloniki to the island. We camped, rented quads and enjoyed every single thing! Click to see the video of our adventure in Lefkada.
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 […]
I moved to Greece 9 months ago. I can say I was lucky enough to catch some of the most beautiful sunsets I ever saw in my life. For some of them, I had my camera with me and I managed to catch them in a photo or video. See a collection of them in this photo gallery!
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 […]
From the 1st till the 11th of November, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) took place. Balkan Hotspot was there to talk to some of the movie makers. This third and final article is about our encounter with Yannis Veslemes, one of the directors of the movie The Field Guide to Evil.
When you think about Santorini, the first thing that comes into your mind is the white houses with blue windows. This photogallery shows you some of them!