All tours cost 15€ per person, minimum payment 30€ , special prices for groups --- Booking at least 2 days in advance --- duration 2-3 hours
Art Reclaims the Streets
Walking from Athens' central Omonoia square to the back alleys of Metaxourgeio and Gazi, we'll introduce the inspired street artists who leave their collective and creative mark on the many building facades and public spaces of the area. Intricately designed characters, fonts and hidden meanings are to be found all around!
We'll also explain the different techniques that artists use when creating their work - from sprays and stencils to brushes and paper glued designs.
Street Art and Politics
Street art, galleries, street stories.
This is the perfect tour to discover Exarchia’s politically charged stencils and posters. You’ll also see Psyrri’s colorful “hall of fame” filled with creative street art, as well as shops and galleries that express the city’s thriving urban culture.
What would you buy as a souvenir from Αthens in the 21 century? Greece has a long tradition in handicrafts but contemporary artisans and designers of all fields have been thriving globally. Come for a pleasant walk and visit the best downtown showrooms, boutiques and studios, featuring accessories, jewellery fashion, furniture, art, design items, contemporary souvenirs. You will be pleasantly surprised with what contemporary Greek design will have to offer!
This tour is organised in partnership with the βy local Athens team, a team of artists specialising in contemporary Greek handicrafts.
We have created 5 exiting tours going to 5 different neighbourhoods of Athens!
Koukaki - PlakaExarchia - Kolonaki
Syntagma - Psirri
Gazi - Petralona
Pangrati - Mets
Choose your favourite neighbourhood or let us suggest you one according to your interests!
Art & galleries
It is said that Athens is the next big thing to watch in the contemporary art world: the crisis has opened new and creative ways of artistic expression and Documenta 14, which will be titled “Learning from Athens” and will take place here before Kassel, has attracted many international artists, who explore the city and create new works, boosting an already vibrant contemporary art scene. Art galleries, non-profit art spaces, artist residencies and studios are some of the exciting elements that shape the contemporary art map of Athens. This tour will take you to the most interesting art exhibitions and art venues in the city, giving you a great insight to what the contemporary art scene here is all about!
cost: 15€ per person per hour
Art and Design Institutions
A new generation of public and private institutions work hard to put Athens on the map of contemporary art, and you'll get to visit them all.
Athens is home to all the major Greek institutions which promote contemporary art and culture. The Megaron National Opera, the National Art Gallery, the Theocharakis Foundation, the newly built Museum of Modern Art, and the Onassis Foundation are situated in ideal proximity to each other. Our Art Institutions tour will introduce the wide variety of individual exhibits and events that are all within walking distance of the nearest metro station. We'll also pass by the immense Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre which is becoming Greece’s premier cultural hub.
cost: 15€ per person per hour