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 […]
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, […]
Last weekend some of us travelled from Thessaloniki to Bulgaria, to the city of Sofia. We walked the streets of a quiet, clean city. We visited churches, parks, ate a lot of food, and had some anecdote in a museum, and some feared the border control… But the important thing is that travelling with your […]
Last weekend, some of the volunteers from Balkan Hotspot went to the city of Ξάνθη (Xanthi), to enjoy our Mid-term organized by the European Solidarity Corps. Take a look to the pictures that we took during our trip and discover the ‘House of Shadows’, the river and the Carnival! It was amazing to spent the […]
In our first episode, we share the traveling stories of our two guests, Paula and Helena. Check out our thoughts and ideas about the positive and negative side of traveling and exploring the world. Inês Ribeiro and Pablo Rubio
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 […]
I went on a trip to Lefkada in the beginning of May. We were 6 people that hitchhiked from Thessaloniki to the island. We camped, rented quads and enjoyed every single thing! Click to see the video of our adventure in Lefkada.
I moved to Greece 9 months ago. I can say I was lucky enough to catch some of the most beautiful sunsets I ever saw in my life. For some of them, I had my camera with me and I managed to catch them in a photo or video. See a collection of them in this photo gallery!
When you think about Santorini, the first thing that comes into your mind is the white houses with blue windows. This photogallery shows you some of them!
If you live in Thessaloniki, you probably already know that during weekends you have a lot of “ESCAPE” choices. The nearest places are Halkidiki, Mount Olympus, and Kavala. But if you are ready for a long weekend trip, a good option is Meteora, which is only 3 hours away from Thessaloniki. Watch the video of our trip!