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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. 


Stroll duration: approx 2h 30m
Meeting point: Metro station ‘Omonoia’ outside Venetis (BENETH) Bakery (exact location here).

Areas Visited
Omonoia • Metaxourgheio • Votanikos • Kerameikos

Featured public exhibits (optional stops)
Diplarios School
Museum of Islamic Art, Benaki Museum
Avdi Square
Greek Film Archive
Benaki Museum-Pireos Street


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

Book your walk

Pricing & Bookings
This city walk is currently only offered to private groups in English or in Greek, with the price on display being for the whole group (depending on its size). Kindly indicate the preferred date, starting time & participant number by filling the following form