Athens Street Art & Culture Walking Tour - in Athens - LikeALocal Guide

Athens Street Art & Culture Walking Tour

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30 EUR

Athens. A street art mecca and a veritable playground for artists from all around the world. The word “graffiti” itself derives from a Greek word! Join us on a journey through non-touristic, local neighbourhoods to see the very best of the city’s street art.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
We met with Sofia, our guide (and also a street artist) at Gazi metro station. Anna, one of the co-founders also joined us in order to make sure that everything was perfect for our private street art tour.
Sofia showed us places that only locals know and explained why street art is so famous nowadays in Greece. We also made a coffee stop at a very nice square downtown! The tour was great, we took many photos as souvenirs and explored Athens in a very alternative and local way.
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Highlights

  • Get to know the Athens street art scene with a local street artist
  • Enjoy a private walking tour through the city’s most alternative and non-touristic neighbourhoods
  • Admire amazing murals and paintings by INO, Sonke and other well-known street artists
  • Understand how street art is used to make political and social statements

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Description

During our alternative street art tour you’ll learn about the history and origins of this global underground phenomenon and discover the secret codes of street artists.

Your guide, a street artist themselves, will tell you about the different styles, techniques and terminology: from stencils, paste-ups, throw-ups and bombings to tags, pieces, murals, installations and wild-style graffiti!

Together you’ll explore small streets in up-and-coming neighbourhoods such as Metaxourgheio, and discuss the reasons why street art has flourished on its walls.

This tour, in particular, focuses on the social and political aspects of the Greek street art scene. What political statements are the artists making and why? How has the economic crisis affected how people express themselves on the streets of the capital?

Artworks rapidly change in the streets of Athens, essentially providing an outdoor, large contemporary art gallery- if you know where to look!

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What’s included & not included

  • Street art tour with a real street artist
  • Drinks

Meeting point

Monastiraki Square, in front of the metro st. - by the fruit stall (Monastiraki, Αθήνα, Ελλάδα)

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

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Amazing street art tour
We met with Sofia, our guide (and also a street artist) at Gazi metro station. Anna, one of the co-founders also joined us in order to make sure that everything was perfect for our private street art tour.
Sofia showed us places that only locals know and explained why street art is so famous nowadays in Greece. We also made a coffee stop at a very nice square downtown! The tour was great, we took many photos as souvenirs and explored Athens in a very alternative and local way.

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5.0/5

The most exciting way to see Athens
If you want to get under the skin of a city, tasting and smelling is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating, fun and magical way of doing it.

Greek food has such a strong presence all round the world that I wasn’t sure how much I would learn (I’m just greedy, so I thought it would be a yummy day). What I hadn’t expected was the breadth and depth of knowledge our guide had, and - by contrast - just how little I actually knew! Greek salad in London (or anywhere else) has very little resemblance to Greek salad ...

Tiama took us from breakfast to dinner, from everyday peasant food to street food to elegant food, from savoury to sweet, from Greek coffee to mastika. We salivated over sesame bread, swooned over pita, breathed in the giddy smells of the spice market, crushed basil leaves between our fingers and learnt about herbs, ate olives so meaty I could almost go vegan if I had those in my life, went dreamy-eyed over thick Greek yogurt drizzled with thyme honey, and feasted on moussaka.

But it wasn’t just the food. As we walked round Athens, she wove the history of the city, its buildings, its traditions, its family life, its culture into the food we ate and tasted.

All this in just four hours. I could have read a book on Athens and not learned as much. I could have spent five days marching round with a guidebook and would not have learned as much.

I wanted another four hours, and then another four days of it! Tiama is absolutely superb as a guide. Her English is brilliant, she is funny, witty, brilliantly clever, and a lovely person to spend time with.

Thank you. Worth every single penny.
More fun than I thought it would be
I’m not a dancer, and have never been one. When my wife suggested this class, I went along with it to be a good sport. I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but I did.

Greek dancing is so easy, even I can do it. If you can walk in a circle, you can do it! The instructors were excellent, and our host at dinner (I’m sorry I don’t remember her name) was so nice, she made us feel at home.
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