Victoria Square Project


Established by American artist Rick Lowe, known for his Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas, this storefront is what he calls a 'social sculpture': a place for art, community outreach and whatever else area residents decide to use it for. Given its flexible nature, it's hard to say exactly what you'll find but previous agendas have included drumming and dance classes, art shows and knitting lessons.

It's a good place to start exploring this diverse immigrant-rich neighbourhood

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Nearby Athens attractions

1. National Archaeological Museum


Housing the world's finest collection of Greek antiquities in an enormous neoclassical building, this museum is one of Athens' top attractions. Treasures…

2. Epigraphical Museum

0.43 MILES

On the south side of the National Archaeological Museum, this is an important collection of Greek inscriptions, but the main halls' tersely labelled…

3. Athens Polytechnic

0.45 MILES

This university is infamous as the spot where the junta countered a student protest in 1973 by crashing in with a tank.

4. Kypseli Municipal Market

0.63 MILES

This modernist 1935 market building has been reinvigorated by the city by a range of social projects including the first physical store for the non-profit…

5. No Land For the Poor Mural

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Exarhia is so plastered with graffiti that spotting the better pieces of street art can be a challenge. However there is no missing this gigantic and…

6. We Need Books

0.69 MILES

Drop by this free library, play space and social integration centre run by the NGO We Need Books, which helps marginalised and vulnerable people,…

7. Alexandros Grigoropoulos Memorial

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At the corner of Mesolongiou and Tzavella, note the memorial plaque for Alexis Grigoropoulos, whose 2008 murder by police was a political flashpoint…