Street art Thessaloniki

Street art walk in Thessaloniki

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” Banksy When walking in the street, around us we see many writings and paintings drawn on the […]



There’s a double-headed eagle on one side and, on the other, there’s the God of War. This isn’t a Greek legend I’m talking about; it’s a football match. This is more than a regular football match for the people of Thessaloniki. It’s their passion to be victorious, one of the special moments they’ve been looking […]

walk tour in the upper town

Walking through the Uppertown

Uppertown. The most beautiful part of Thessaloniki. Štěpán Vranešic, reporter for Balkan Hotspot seted out there to make an podcast about Free Walking Tours, which interest many visitors every week. Listen his audio reportage to know more about this event that can make you understand Thessaloniki better. Walking through the Uppertown might be the next […]

Picture of a child wearing a rabbit mask


Has it ever happened to you to watch a movie and feel yourself changed? This is the phrase that embodies the essence of the film “Man in the Attic” made by the Director and screenwriter Costantino Venetopoulos, screened at the 62nd edition of the Thessaloniki film festival.  This film is about an aspiring writer, Sebastian, who suffers from psychomatic problems that prevent him from writing. From this disorder, the protagonist will start his personal journey and with the help of a therapist will try to relive childhood memories and find what holds him back and creates fear.  Some films, through an intelligent work of writing, have the power to put the viewer in the role of the protagonist of the film. This movie does exactly that: through the memories, the childhood, the personal failures and the sense of frustration of […]

"Poppy field" poster

poppy field

A homosexual laughing and kissing his French lover; a Police officer listening to his colleagues who are joking about women; a man who desperately tries to unite these two self-perceptions within himself: the drama “Poppy Field”, which was released in 2020 and directed by Eugen Jebeleanu -the only openly gay director in all Romania- tells […]

62nd TIFF: Mediterráneo

Mediterráneo is the 4th film directed by Marcel Barrena. It tells the true story of Òscar Camps and all the Catalan volunteers who accompanied him to the island of Lesvos. This was an immediate decision taken after seeing the famous picture of Aylan Kurdi, who died in the shores of the island during an attempt […]