Rotonda, the Galerian Arch of Kamara or the celebrated White Tower. There are many landmarks worth of sightseeing in Thessaloniki that are intimately connected with its image. But for century a different one has amazed visitors as well as its residents, becoming the most prominent symbol of the city’s identity. Mirroring the multi-cultural, linguistic puzzle […]
January 27th, 1945. The Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. This was the chosen day to honor and remember the victims of the holocaust, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews, Soviet civilians and prisoners of war, Polish civilians, Sinti and Roma, Jehovah witnesses, criminals, homosexuals, and political opponents or from the resistance. These were […]
Those historical facts will let you speechless! Let’s check your history knowledge. The popular name “Jessica” was created by playwright William Shakespeare “Jessica”, as it’s currently spelled, was first found in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in 1598 where Jessica is the name of Shylock’s daughter. The name is an anglicization of the biblical […]
Moldova has a strong and vibrant wine culture that dates back more than 7000 years. Join me on a trip to this country and its wonderful wines!
On the verge of a crucial electoral year for Greece, with the European and local elections taking place in May and the vote for the Parliament renewal coming in autumn, we tried to find out how the crisis affected the way Greeks look at politics, and their mood right before going to vote.
As part of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a screening of Salonika – A city with amnesia took place. It retraces the history of Thessaloniki through the 20th century. In this article, I will guide you through the stories that have been hidden or forgotten.
I had passed this building many times before. It catches the attention of many people because of the large clock on the façade, which stands still at 11:05. Find out more about the Stoa Malakopi in this article!
Thessaloniki has many fascinating buildings, and some of them have long and interesting stories. What is the history of the building of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki? Find out more about this building that also housed the Ottoman Bank and IKA.
Nowadays, taking a picture is something commonplace. We all have smartphones, different cameras, we add different filters… but do we really know what photography is? And what about black and white photography?
For this event, that took place on the 25th and 26th of November, 98 buildings opened their doors to the people, showing them other parts of the city full of interesting stories. It guided us from places under the ground, untill the highest points of Thessaloniki – Catacombs or Castles -, giving us another point of view and allowing us to understand the beauty and the real size of this northen Greek city. What is better than a nice walk full of interesting information, helping us to enjoy our trip?