Rotonda, the Galerian Arch of Kamara or the celebrated White Tower. There are many landmarks worth of sightseeing in Thessaloniki that are intimately connected with its image. But for century a different one has amazed visitors as well as its residents, becoming the most prominent symbol of the city’s identity. Mirroring the multi-cultural, linguistic puzzle […]
The world has come to an end. Society has we know it is just a memory. People fear each other and live isolated, locked up in shelters without any contact with the world outside. No, it’s not a description of life in the post-internet era – the one we live after the rise of social […]
Everyone who reads this blog, can easily relate to the assumption on which Ulrich Köhler’s and Henner Winckler’s movie A voluntary year is based. We are all familiar to leave everything behind and seize one of our possible futures. And the movie is exactly about that. The main character Jette is a twenty-something German girl […]
It takes only a brief holiday in Greece to notice the plethora of tradition this country still hosts. That’s why it is always so fascinating and – at the same time – unsettling to get in touch with customs that have survived centuries. In the last week, in fact, I had the chance to learn […]
Take a shower, pack my things – wallet, phone, do I need my sunglasses too? – and rush out home. The parade is starting in a couple of minutes and I still am a few kilometers away. Could I ever be there on time? Luck is on my side though, as the first bus approaching […]
Mighty Gods of unspeakable power. Strong heroes devoted to impossible quests. Sacred mountains, magical springs of water and, in the middle of them, woods inhabited by mysterious creatures. There’s no such land as Greece to let the fantasy lovers imagination running free. That’s why magic was brought back to life once again for the 2019 […]
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.
After its appearance in Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, Shooting the Mafia has been presented in 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Battaglia’s story is one of a fierce woman in a dangerous world of men.
“The strong, chilling wind that blew over the Paralìa felt like the last attempt of winter to hold on a little longer. It was as if it just didn’t want to let the spring in. Suddenly, a loud and rhythmic sound started to awake the people standing in front of the sea. One after another, the masks showed to the public repeating their millenary rite one more time.”
It was a bright Sunday morning when I left my bed, packed my gears and took a walk up to Ano Poli. I had just arrived in town and I was looking for a miracle…