Leave the tourist trail behind and experience the modern and underground side of Athens. Find out more about the street art movement and take a look at the street artwork with a private tour guide. Bonus: local snack included!
Discover the alternative side of the ancient city of Athens. Stroll through the city’s unique neighbourhoods and learn about their history. Your local private guide will show you all the authentic spots and uncover the city’s secrets for you.Begin your tour in the heart of the historic city, Monastiraki area. Admire one of the oldest church and pass different places which are hosting cultural events and exhibitions. Take a look at the unique souvenirs displayed at the flea market before wandering the streets of Psiri. Listen to your local guide stories and gain insights into the city’s modern culture.Know for its hip bars, galleries, and theaters, the area is one of the coolest in the city. Make a stop at an old bakery and enjoy a tasty freshly baked ‘koulouri’, which is a circled bread stick. Tip: take care, it might be hot! Continue your walk through this hip area and pass by cool street art, interesting architectural buildings, and stylish venues.Go off the beaten path and head off into the Exarcheia, a historical area where present and past mingle. The area’s full of young people, amazing street art and it’s a symbol of anarchist movements. Discover different political messages, hear the stories behind them and how the economical crisis influenced the social movement. The last stop of your tour is Strefi Hill, a place from where you’ll enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city. Enjoy an awe moment, take in the vibe and admire the beautiful view. Get your last recommendations from your private guide say ‘goodbye’ to your new local friend.This is the plan:Meeting Point: Start in front of the small church in Monastiraki squareStop 1: Peek inside the TAF, a new coffee and exhibition spaceStop 2: Sample a freshly baked KoulouriStop 3: Continue through the lively streets to a hear about the self-managed TheatreStop 4: Check out a hidden gem that was once home to the Kings horsesStop 5: Stroll past an alternative coffee and bar with a great garden areaStop 6: Continue onto Kotzia square and hear the stories of this changing spaceStop 7: Next stop by a radical thinking bookstore representing the social-political movements of AthensStop 8: Step into the heart of Exarcheia and wander through the self-managed parkStop 9: Hear the story behind the memorial for Alexis GrigoropoulosStop 10: See the art work by one of the most internationally recognized Greek street artist, iNoStop 11: Walk towards Exarcheia square and Nosotros cafe a place for alternative thought and conversationsStop 12: Stop by the central bookstore and meeting place in ExarcheiaStop 13: Follow the road up to Strefi hill where you will see a spectacular view of AthensEnd: Finish your tour at a traditional taverna with relaxing music and tasty food