Guided tour

Athens Original Street Art Tour

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

Athens Original Street Art Tour

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

From US$ 50.31 per person

Let a real street artist guide you through the active street art scene of Athens. Decipher the hidden messages behind spectacular examples of urban art on a visit to 3 of the city's neighborhoods, where the immense richness of street art is concentrated.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See Athens street art with a real street artist guide
  • Decipher the secret messages behind the art and learn about Athens through its graffiti
  • Visit 3 of the most hip neighborhoods and experience the city in an unconventional way
  • Learn all about the artists (WD, iNO, Moralez and more) from your expert guide
  • See how Athens’ economic and social crisis is portrayed by street artists
Full description
London, Berlin, New York, or Paris normally come to mind when street art is mentioned. Athens, however, is often overlooked and yet is a city rich in graffiti art. Street art emerged in the Greek capital around 1998. The art form really took off, developing its distinctive style over the past 10 years, particularly as the country’s economic crisis unfolded. This 3-hour guided tour offers an alternative way to experience Athens and take a look at what’s happening at its core. A vested interest in art isn’t required to enjoy this activity. All you need is curiosity and receptiveness to the fantasy, colors, and meanings of the works you encounter, as you look at Athens in a fresh and unconventional way.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Map (with the locations of main street art creations indicated)
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at Thissio Train Station. The station is on a pedestrian street, at the end of Adrianou Street. You can get there easily either by train (green line) or you can get off at Monastiraki Metro Station (blue line) and walk down Adrianou Street. At Thissio Station you will find an orange booth marked “ΚΤΕΛ ATTIΚΗΣ” (KTEL ATTIKIS). Your guide will wait for you in front of the organge booth.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Wireless tour guide systems will be provided. Receivers are thoroughly sanitized between use and all earpieces are single-use
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 103 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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We had such an enjoyable morning on this tour. Nikos was a great guide - highly knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about the art, and it was so helpful to hear the context and history of the places we visited. We saw some stunning artwork and made friends along the way. I’d highly recommend this tour as the perfect way to learn about areas that you might not otherwise visit.

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March 19, 2022

An excellent street art tour of Athens this October went down really well with our 12 and 15 year olds. We learnt lots about some of the areas of Athens which we hadn't explored by ourselves, and discovered some brilliant street art. Our guide, Nicos, was full of brilliant insights into the history of graffiti, the different styles of each artist, and stories about the area. Thoroughly recommended!

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October 23, 2021

I found this tour particularly exceptional. Athens is covered in street art and this was the perfect way to learn more about its messages and the artists behind the works. As an art lover and one who grew up around street art and artists in Australia I was particularly interested to hear about its development in Greece. But more importantly, I wanted to learn more about the social and political issues and beliefs of modern Greece - which is found through the art. Nikos and the works he showed delivered that in spades. It was such a fabulous way to see the city and to get underneath its skin to learn more about its beating heart and what concerns those of my generation and younger.

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December 22, 2019

Product ID: 51513