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Venture off the tourist trail and discover a different side to Athens on this 3-hour street art walking tour led by a local artist. Explore the city’s colorful local neighborhoods; admire unique graffiti art and murals; and see for yourself why Athens’ bold street art has made a name for itself worldwide. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring an authentic local experience.

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Athens’ street art scene
  • Learn about street art and murals with a local street artist as your guide
  • Experience Athens’ cool urban art culture firsthand as you walk around the city’s hip neighborhoods
  • This small-group tour is limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Athens Street Art Walk

Discover great arts of work as you stroll around the streets of Athens

Customer Reviews

Glenna Rose Goes United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Creativity in Crisis

Full review with dozens of photos on my blog!! Link in profile :-

I took the street art tour with Achilles on basically the Greek equivalent of Labor Day. I selfishly chose that day because most shops, museums, and sites were closed, thus limiting my options in Athens. I had been to Athens several times before, and was looking for something a little more off the beaten path. This tour certainly delivered!! I saw the less touristy areas of Gazi and Metaxourgeio with a very tiny group 3 our guide on such a quiet day due to the holiday.

Achilles is a street artist himself, thus increasing the level of insight and knowledge he brings to the tour. Sure, you will see street art on your own on even the briefest of visits to the Athens center, but learning about the artists and history behind some of the pieces adds a new dimension and appreciation. Like reading the placards alongside museum pieces, a tour guide provides the stories and insight for a fuller understanding. Achilles gave me a great foundation for spotting other pieces on my own......both later that week and again later in the summer upon a return trip.

Would definitely consider another tour with Alternative Athens in the future!

Jeanie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour off the beaten path. Our tour guide, Nicholas, was very knowledgeable and added a lot of Athens insights as well.

Rachel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour by with the lovely and very knowledgeable Nikolas! The street art we saw was stunning and gave such a great insight into the work being done in Athens.

Claudio R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent guide and tour which was out of the ordinary.

Kathryn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was definitely one of the highlights of my time in Athens!

I loved that the tour was led by one of Athens' street artists! Nick was a fantastic guide he shared his knowledge about the art pieces and the artists, as well as information about Greece's political climate, history, etc. and how all of that tied in together. The tour was fun, the art was great, and the guide was excellent! My only wish is that it lasted longer! I was getting so much energy from the art and from Nick that I could've easily gone for another few hours! :

I'll be back for Part II on my next trip to Athens. : Thank you!

Barbara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We highly recommend this tour. The guide was an artist and was very knowledgeable about the artists and their work and the social and cultural ideas expressed. The walk was at a slow pace with a stop for a coffee break. The tour was easy to book on-line, the start point easy to find and good directions back to the hotel when it was over. Great tour for photographers too!

jsanch64

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was such a fun tour. Our Tour Guide, Nicholas was very informative about the Athens Street Art and how it has evolved over the years. He was fun to talk to and we really learned a lot about street art. Thanks Nicholas!!

Alexander B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an amazing street tour that took us through numerous neighborhoods of Athens away from the tourist areas. We are a family of 3 and were the only ones on the tour that day. Our tour guide, Nick, was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about the art and the artists and we thoroughly enjoyed it. If you enjoy walking and getting a feel for the real Athens, than this is a tour for you!

Barbara N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent learning experience with articulate guide, Achilles.

Joseph R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Guide was personable, intelligent, knew the topic thoroughly

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