Street art walking tour

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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 Greek street art scene is one of Europe’s hottest with both classic pieces and work that plays with fresh ideas, messages, and styles. Discover Athens’ street art map with a local street artist as your guide! He knows where the best works are and will tell you all about the artists in a fascinating street art tour to remember.

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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 12-17: 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.

"I really enjoyed this tour through Athens. Our guide was super friendly and knew a lot of background information of all the street art we saw. It was a great addition to my trip and something very different after a few days of temples and history"

Iris S-Rotterdam

"The street art was impressive and varied. There was so much to discover and see. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get out of the touristy areas and see amazing artwork."

travelchyc – San Jose

"Amazing cultural insight of the city! Nikos brought us to the places we wouldn't even think to explore in Athens. He's an artist himself, so it was very interesting to listen to his point of view on the artistic level of the murals as well as the stories behind them."

IvanaCM2013

"Loved it! If you want to see the not-so-usual site of Athens, this tour is totally worth it! It's amazing how much impressive street art there is. And as street art usually can be found in the less touristic, more alternative neighbourhoods of a city, this is your chance to get to know them. Our guide Nikos was super knowledgable and very friendly. Highly recommended!"

RenePfitzner, Zurich, Switzerland - TripAdvisor

"I had done the ruins, statues and historical sights. I wanted something modern and eclectic and I found it on a Street Art Tour offered by Alternative Athens. Our guide Nikos is an artist and offered so much insight into the artists and street art!"

Adventureglo61, Vancouver, Canada - TripAdvisor

"What a great way to see the city! This tour will give you a new perspective on Athens and its street art. Nikos added his special touch to the experience; personable, knowledgeable and passionate about the art scene."

Richard M, New Jersey, USA - TripAdvisor

"It was the highlight of our trip! Such a unique and fun way to get to know Athens. Our guide, Nikos, was very knowledgeable about the art and the history and context of street art in Greece. If you're a fan of art or just want an interesting way to explore the city, I highly recommend this tour."

Rebecca H - TripAdvisor

"Great, unique experience! Our guide, Nikos was great! He was welcoming, pleasant and personable, with a lot of knowledge about art in general and street art, he knew a lot about the artists, and spiced it also with history and information about Athens. It definitely showed us another side of the city, a side we could not know otherwise and we felt we understood Athens better."

Diti m, Israel - TripAdvisor

"Nikos, our guide, was excellent at explaining the various art displays he took us to, and getting us to appreciate the difference between street art and graffiti. We walked through marginal areas, as well as upcoming areas. Our perception of street art changed with this tour!"

jkoz - TripAdvisor

"The Street Art Tour with Nikos was fantastic! He knows his stuff. I took tons of photos home, presented the same tour to my secondary school students and they loved it! Thanks so much."

Atsakos, Baltimore, USA - TripAdvisor

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"We were able to get a good sense of the city as well as make some good connections with a variety of shops and eateries that we returned to later on. Diana was an amazingly energetic guide, very engaging and accommodating. Bring comfy shoes and an open mind and you will have an unforgettable day in Athens :)"

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"We went to beautiful places, historic places, trendy places. It was a great experience. It was much more then just bar hopping. It was having drinks with your Greek friend."

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"Our guide Nadia was amazing. Her narrative was engaging, and she made sure everything we saw came alive. Going through these sites without her storytelling would not have been even 5% as much fun."

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