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Urban Fermentations


The areas west of Athens have nested the productive sector of the Greek capital throughout the 20th century. The districts around Omonoia, in particular, have successfully catered to a palimpsest of populations of various classes and ethnic groups. Contemporary practices and beliefs gradually led secondary industries out of town, leaving remnants of production spaces behind; empty building carcasses and brownfields are today landscapes of potential development.

Stroll in a nutshell
This stroll follows the social zymoses and mutations in the former productive areas of Psyrri, Metaxourgheio andKerameikos. It tells a story of successive expansion, dislocation and gentrification by providing a deeper insight into the current urban geography of developing territories of the centre. 

Areas Visited
Omonoia • Metaxourgheio • Votanikos • Kerameikos


  • Romantso
  • Diplarios School
  • Theatrou Square
  • Avdi Square


Duration: 3 hours
Meeting point: Metro station ‘Omonoia’ outside Venetis (BENETH) Bakery (exact location here).
Drop off Point: Gazi Square, close to Gazi Metro Station
Language of delivery: English

What’s Included 

  • Meet & greet at Hotel (for hotels within walking distance from the start point)
  • Private guidance by a Big Olive field expert
  • All taxes, legal charges and processing fees.

Not included
Hotel drop-off
Meals, transfers and other personal expenses not mentioned above

Ratecard (The below rates are per group)

Small Group (1-6 persons)Average group (7-12 persons)Large group (13-20 persons)
280 €320 €340 €
For larger groups a second expert will be appointed. Please contact us at for a quote.


  • Rates vary according to group size and the duration of the walk.
  • This walk is available for private bookings only and allows further customization/theme adaptation
  • You can extend or reduce the duration of the walk (please contact us for a special quote based on your preferences).
  • This is a city walk – please equip yourself with comfortable shoes, a hat and sun-block. 
  • This walk will not enter any archaeological sites.


By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities.” – Socrates

Images: Y. Tsarouhis “Kafeneion Parthenon”; Omonoia, 1930; Street art at Psyrri; Pavlos Tsakonas ASKT, Hands