Athens Street Art Tour

Immerse yourself in the European mecca for street art!

Duration

3 hours

When

Daily at 10 a.m

Languages

english, french

Price

€40per person

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The street art scene in Athens is one of Europe’s hottest, with both classic pieces and brand new work that plays with fresh ideas, messages and styles. Your guide, a street artist, knows where the best works are; he can decipher them for you and tell you about the artists, too.

Looking for a Private Tour?

We offer all our tours as private and are happy to customize them for you!

Highlights

  • Find the city’s biggest, newest and best pieces and learn more about the meaning of the works of art you see – you don’t have to be an expert because you’ve got one with you!
  • Discover cool neighborhoods that support and showcase street art
  • Understand how each piece relates to the current social and economic situation of Athens today
  • Spend time looking at and talking about the street art scene with someone who’s actually part of it – your guide!

What you can expect

Athens is a street artist’s paradise: from the established to the constant streams of new talent spraying up the neighbourhoods, this tour celebrates them all. Tagging, bombing, stencil and painting. Join us and get an up-and-close introduction to the city’s incredible street art scene counting 2,000 or so street artists.

During this walk you'll find the coolest works of art in the most unlikely places, thanks to your street artist guide. He knows about the iconic images, pieces that have been up so long they’re now part of the cultural conscience, but he’s also aware of the newest creations and the artists behind all of them. His expertise and up-to-date information means you’ll find it all - from enormous, “can’t-miss” full-building murals to quirky little stencils or clever political messages, you’ll see the full range of what Athens, one of the graffiti capitals of Europe, has to offer.

Each area has its own style, and so does the street art you see there. Gazi, home to a new industrial space and exhibition center, boasts pieces with a more formal feel. Metaxourgio, the new hotspot, is all creative energy and there’s so much room here to express that. Psiri, the original home of street art in Athens, remains politically committed. What’s more, many of the works here have the full support of the community, are respected as works of public art and have survived for years.

The city is speaking to us all the time. Whether it’s about art and culture, sports, politics or love, people have been leaving their messages in plain sight on the streets of Athens for a very long time. With the help of your guide who can “translate” both the language and the images to give you a fuller picture of what you’re looking at, you’ll find out what these street pieces really mean. And this will help you understand this city, and this moment in time, a little better, too.

Practical info

Duration
3 hours
Walking pace
Easy
Languages
english, french
When
Daily at 10 a.m
Group size
Up to 12 people

Prices

  • Adults: 40 €
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Children 6-11: 20€
  • Children 12-18: 30€

What's included

  • English speaking guide

Not included

  • Food or drinks

Notes

  • Your meeting point is Thissio Train Station. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
  • This tour does not operate on January 1st, December 25th & 26th, Easter Sunday.
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