Vogatsikou 3

Vogatsikou 3 is the new hot place in town ! It opened only a few weeks ago in the place of the town’s most famous bar of the 90’s, Bel Air and has quality written all over it !

The spirits collection is impressive, the cocktail list magnificent, the style and atmosphere amazing !

I really don’t know if it is the energy of the place itself that makes it unique or the new concept of the bar, I think both.

Vogatsikou 3

This is a place that even if you are not a heavy drinker you will want to try everything.  The spirits offered are premium quality and you will have the chance to experience unique tastes and brands.

If you are a fan of cocktails, then this is your place. There are more than 70 cocktails on the catalog. If you find it difficult to choose, then just ask the bartenders to help, they are very professional and helpful with suggestions.

The crowd is a mix of the trendy crowd of the 90’s who are still enjoying a good night out and the younger generation. The music is also a mix that applies to all age groups, upbeat with a soulful twist, and gives the final touch.

Overall, I was really impressed by the combination of top quality drinks, music, service and atmosphere. I give a 10/10 and will certainly be back very soon !

Finally a bar like it is supposed to be !

Vogatsikou 3
Cocktail Bar
Vogatsikou 3

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16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The younger sibling of our city’s Film Festival, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is back as usually this March, currently on its 16th edition.

For me it is a festival I have discovered quite recently, the last 5 years or so, but since i discoverd it I never miss the chance to see as many documentaries as possible. My favourite subjects are environment and arts, but I often find myself getting lost in travel or social documentaries.  I love documentaries because they open your mind and offer valuable knowledge on many subjects that you might never bother to research.

This year, returning to Thessaloniki with new projects are filmmakers Helena Třeštíková (Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs), Claire Simon (Human Geography) και Santiago Mitre (Los posibles).

More detailed info about the festival, the screening schedule and the ticket availability can be found on the official website. 

Besides the main program don’t forget to check out the special events section with exhibitions, masterclasses and other events.

Tickets for all screenings cost 4 euros but there is also a 10 ticket special pack for 25 which you can share with friends !

See you at the screenings !

Excelsior Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch is a relatively new trend in our city. It started a couple of years ago and now slowly spreads around as we see more bar restaurants giving this option.

Tomorrow is a holiday as we have Clean Monday or better known to non greeks as Lent Monday.  Ideally we would spend the day with a day or hopefully three-day excursion in the countryside, but the weather had other plans. Heavy rain and winter weather forced us to stay in house, but not for long.

Some friends had the idea to celebrate the beginning of March in style so we decided to have a relaxing Sunday Brunch which proved to be an excellent idea.

excelsiorAs you can see in the photo the setting was very spring like, nothing like the weather outside. As we sat on the table and the water with fresh fruits fell into our glass we decided we had made the best choice.

The food was not the typical breakfast you find in hotels, but modern style with new tastes. There are 2 buffet areas, one with salty and one with sweet options, and if that is not enough for you there are some extra options a la carte. Fresh juice and coffee is included in the very tempting price of 9 euros.  I have to tell you that everything I tasted was really delicious and since we stayed there for a long time, I was not hungry again until late in the afternoon.

What really impressed me the most was the dj playing really fantastic music, the excellent service, and the inspired theme decor. Today we celebrated the beginning of march and the table decor was set accordingly.

I will definitely be back to check out more themed Sundays !

The Excelsior Bistro
Restaurant
Komninon 10 & Mitropoleos

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