Let a real street artist guide you through the surprising and bustling street art scene of Athens!
When one says "street art", you would immediately think of London, Berlin, New York or Paris. But Athens? The truth is that the city it is immensely rich in graffiti art, which emerged in the '90s but really took off and developed its own distinctive style over the past years. The recent economic crisis has spawned a new burst of creative energy that has turned Athens into what the New York Times calls "a contemporary mecca for street art in Europe", counting 2,000 or so graffiti and street artists painting around the city.
This tour is the result of a unique collaboration between Alternative_Athens and Achilles, one of Athens' rising street artists; through street art, from edgy outdoor murals to elaborate stencils and raw graffitis, you will get to know the city and understand what’s happening at its heart.
There's no need to be an art buff or a street art specialist to enjoy this tour! If you are curious and receptive to fantasy, colors and urban culture, this walking tour is perfect to guide you through this astonishing city in a fresh and unconventional way.
Duration: 3 hours
Walking pace: Easy
Languages: English, French
Suggested Starting time: 10.30 am daily
Children under 6: Free
• English speaking guide
• Map of visited neighborhoods with location of main street art creations
• Gratuities (optional)
Hi there! I am native Athenian who belongs to the new generation of Greeks that believe that Greece is more than just ouzo, bouzouki and souvlaki. I have a passion for discovering hidden corners of Athens and unveiling the secrets of this complex and diverse city. I have travelled extensively in Greece and abroad and love cultural crossings, great conversations and authentic, delicious food! Some time ago I decided that I wanted to show travellers Athens in the same way I do when I travel, off the beaten path, so I set up my tour company called Alternative_Athens. If you are travelling to Athens or Greece me and my team can help you plan your trip in a creative, fun and non-touristic way,so just drop a line anytime! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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