I took advantage of my ESC in Thessaloniki to do a lot of travelling in the Balkans and much more. In this article, I’d like to share my favorite spots with you, and I hope I’ll be able to whet some people’s appetites for travel and discovery! I chose to travel almost all the time […]
On the 17th of November, Greece celebrates the anniversary of the uprising of the students of the Polytechnic Faculty in Athens, which occurred in 1973. It was a massive student demonstration against the Greek military junta that ruled the country from the 21st of April 1967 to the 23rd of July 1974. This event was […]
AN ANTI-FASCIST WOMAN WHO RECOGNIZED CULTURE AS THE ENGINE OF A COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT Melina Mercouri was a Greek actress of international fame and Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1989. During the course of her life, she was one of the most influential voices in the protest against the dictatorship of the colonels. She fought […]
Walking through the streets of Athens, when you look up, you will see the ancient city where western philosophical thought was born. When you look in the other direction, you will discover a multicultural and mysterious neighbourhood with endless graffiti on its walls. Exarcheia… It’s a neighbourhood of artistic and political resistance located in the […]
Today we will tell you a little bit about what halal food is, what it is like to be the owner of a halal restaurant in Thessaloniki, why it is difficult to get halal food in Thessaloniki and where you can find food consumable for Muslims. What is Halal food? Halal food is the legal […]
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 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!
Acropolis, the masterpiece of antiquity, the stunning walls on an ascent of the famous city includes several temples dedicated to the goddess Athena as well as Greek theaters, whose original ruins symbolize durability and testify to different epochs of human history, their creations, and their desire for survival.
Athens Pride is a wholly voluntary, nonprofit company operating under the Greek Civil Code since 2006. Its primary objective is the organization of the Athens Pride Annual Prize and the Pride Parade. Our volunteers joined the parade, its colorful flags, participants, music and sounds. Feel it through the photos made by Laura Samuilyte For more […]
According to the legend, Athens is the city that was named after the goddess Athena and Acropolis is believed to be its founding place. The legend says that Athena (the goddess of the wisdom) and Poseidon (the god of the sea) have been fighting on this very place for a long time for the dominance over the city and their fight was exhaustively long and without any reaching conclusion. Eventually, a competition was decided by the local people, that were willing to dedicate this place to that god, which will provide more valuable gift to the city.