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The influence of the Greek Orthodox Church

Orthodox Christianity is the prevailing religion in Greece. The religion and the state are formally divided, as claimed in the constitution. Nevertheless, around 90% of the Greek population identifies as an Orthodox Christian. Because of it, religion is still a fundamental pillar of the Hellenic nation. Some history With the term “Greek Orthodox Church” we […]

Peloponnese on the road

The Peloponnese peninsula is the southermost part of mainland Greece. The region has been the birthplace of the first great Greek civilization, the Mycenaean. Over the course of the centuries the area has been a crucial part of Greek history. The Greek War of Indipendence, that led to the birth of the first Hellenic Republic, […]

Prostitution in Greece

“It is fitting for me to be in love, but your time is long gone.” Corianno by Pherecrates, ancient Greek poet The legal state of the sex-related professions has been quite a controversial topic in the last decades.Some consider such a profession as an objectification of women’s body, therefore as something to ban. Others see […]

Refugees thrown to the streets: mass evictions in Greece

This past Monday, June the 1st, the eviction of 11,000 refugees has started all over Greece. A new legislation Following legislation approved in March of this year, people have now 1 month to leave their subsidized accommodations once their asylum status is recognized. Previously they had at least 6. The United Nations High Commissioner for […]

The mandatory military service in Greece: a necessity or an antiquated tradition?

Every Greek capable of bearing arms is obliged to contribute to the defence of the Fatherland as provided by law. Art. 4, Greek Constitution So recites the article 4 of the Greek constitution, introducing the concept of conscription (mandatory military service) in the Hellenic country. As of 2009, all Greek males between the ages of […]

The House of Shadow by Triantafyllos Vaitsis

Have you ever heard about the trash art? If you ever find yourself in the beautiful city of Xanthi, don’t miss the chance to explore this amazing place. It is a beautiful historical town created by Greek and Turkish culture, full of monuments, churches, museums, bars and restaurants. It is a perfect area to explore […]

A lonely walk in the night

A lonely walk in the night,in an ordinary city.One nightof disoriented stepswide eyesand an unknown fate.Tall old buildings,of a bluish-gray hue;blue by the sea,gray from the earth.Boats from far away,open bars, no closing time.Few customers left:couples arguing,to end up feeling their way through alleys.Drunk tourists of life,inebriated by beers named like nymphs.Friends who cry their […]

Ano Poli: History in The City

Here we are, talking about our city: Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki has been home for many civilizations and cultures. Ano Poli is the most important area of Thessaloniki hosting these challenges. It is also the area where the history of Thessaloniki began. Ano Poli, which is a harmonious combination of historical buildings from the Byzantine and Ottoman […]

Travel idea for Erasmus in Thessaloniki: Kavourotripes Beach in Chalkidiki

Five travel ideas for your Erasmus in Thessaloniki

Looking for travel ideas for your Erasmus in Thessaloniki?For everyone who’s going to spend some months in this beautiful city, here’s a list of activities and adventures to collect for a fully enjoyable Erasmus-style experience! Hike on Mount Olympus Olympus is probably one of the most famous mountains in the world. Although hiking to the […]