200 years of the Greek Revolution: An introduction

By Giorgio Zambello The Greek Revolution for independence started in the 25th March 1821. After almost 400 years of Ottoman dominion, many revolts broke out in several regions, seeking to re-establish the Greek identity and sovereignty. In this series of articles, after a careful introduction about the political situation in Europe and Greece at the […]

Peloponnese: The Heart of the Greek Revolution

By Giorgio Zambello The Greek Revolution for independence started in the 25th March 1821. After almost 400 years of Ottoman dominion, many revolts broke out in several regions, seeking to re-establish the Greek identity and sovereignty. In this series of articles, after a careful introduction about the political situation in Europe and Greece at the […]

TAFestival 2020

Thessaloniki Animation Festival, 6th edition.

Every year, the Thessaloniki Animation Festival is organized in the city of Thessaloniki. It showcases artists and animated film enthusiasts from the Balkans. 2020 is no exception. Despite the current health crisis, the festival will take place. From the 22nd of October to the 30th of October, you will be able to access online the […]

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First feelings in Thessaloniki

For me, street photography is the best way to discover Thessaloniki. Behind my camera, I can get closer to people; it allows me to feel more integrated to this foreign country. When I travel with my camera, I feel different, I feel good. I am not trying to capture the ” best picture”, the most aesthetic one, […]

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Una faccia, una razza?

Italy and Greece are two countries deeply connected with each other. An Italian travelling or working in Greece will have probably heard the same sentence over and over. “Una faccia, una razza”: μια φατσα μια ρατσα, in Greek. The saying alludes to a significant similarity between Italian and Greek people, both physically and mentality-wise. The […]

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Crete, from Heraklion to Vai

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth in the Mediterranean Sea.  The island was the birthplace of the Minoan civilization, the first advanced one in Europe. The Mycenaeans, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and the Ottomans were the following rulers of the island. Such a history left Crete with an impressive […]