European Week of Sport 2020

At the Olympic Games, it isn’t the most beautiful or strongest who are crowned, but those who compete. Aristotle Every year from 23 to 30 of September, the European Week of Sport takes place. The initiative started officially in 2015 to fight the growing inactivity of the Europeans. It aims to encourage a healthy and […]

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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 […]

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Earth Overshoot Day 2020

The Earth Overshoot Day We define “Earth Overshoot Day” the day when humanity consumes all the natural resources available on the planet for a specific year. To be more precise, the date is the imaginary point when humanity’s demand exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. The humankind has started being “indebted” to the […]

Safe sex and stigma in Thessaloniki

“The sexual urge is the most violent of our desires: the desire of all our desires” Arthur Schopenhauer The habits and traditions of a certain society regarding sexuality and its expression are an essential part of it. Over the course of history, the perception of them changed significantly. The so-called “sexual revolution” that started in […]

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The influence of the Greek Orthodox Church

Orthodox Christianity is the prevailing religion in Greece. The religion and the state are formally divided, as claimed in the constitution. Nevertheless, around 90% of the Greek population identifies as an Orthodox Christian. Because of it, religion is still a fundamental pillar of the Hellenic nation. Some history With the term “Greek Orthodox Church” we […]

Peloponnese on the road

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, […]

Prostitution in Greece

“It is fitting for me to be in love, but your time is long gone.” Corianno by Pherecrates, ancient Greek poet The legal state of the sex-related professions has been quite a controversial topic in the last decades.Some consider such a profession as an objectification of women’s body, therefore as something to ban. Others see […]

World Environment Day 2020 in Thessaloniki: Cleaning the City Center and Perea Beach

Thessaloniki is a lively, bustling city. Its centuries of history created a great crossroad of cultures and identities. Nowadays it is mainly the students of its universities who keep its spark alive, especially when it comes to the nightlife. Unfortunately, all of this comes with a price. A simple walk through the streets of the […]