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Alternative Athens Street Art Tour

Discover the contemporary mecca for street art in Europe.

Alternative Athens Street Art Tour
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A bit about Athens' street art

When you think of street art, you would immediately think of London, Berlin, New York or Paris. But not Athens. However, over the past decade, Athens’ streets have gone from busy, dull and gray passages in the main city center to attention-grabbing canvasses for some of Europe’s best street art. Today the city and its surrounding neighbourhoods are immensely rich in graffiti art, which emerged in the '90s but 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.


What we offer

Alternative Athens Street Art Tour
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Explore the surprising and bustling street art scene of Athens with a real street artist as your guide! This alternative tour is the result of a unique collaboration between Alternative_Athens and a number of Athens' rising street artists; from edgy outdoor murals to elaborate stencils and raw graffitis, you’ll get to know the city through street art and understand what’s happening at its heart.


Our Athens Street Art Tour highlights:

  • You'll be walking the best alternative neighbourhoods of Athens such as Gazi, Monastiraki, Psirri, and Thiseio.
  • No need to be an art buff or a street art specialist to enjoy this tour!
  • If you’re curious and receptive to fantasy, colors and urban culture, this walking street art Athens tour is perfect to guide you through this astonishing city in a fresh and unconventional way.


TOUR DETAILS
Duration:3 hours
Walking pace:Easy
Languages:English, French
Starting time: 10.00 am daily
Max. group size: 12 persons
Price:30 € per person
Children under 6: Free

Notes:

Our Athens Street Art Tour is also available as a private guided tour upon request. Just let us know in advance.


What's included:
• English speaking guide
• Map of visited neighborhoods with location of main street art creations

Not included:
• Gratuities (optional)
Alternative Athens Street Art Tour

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"The crisis has spawned a new burst of creative energy that has turned Athens into a contemporary mecca for street art in Europe."

-The New York Times

 

 

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