In the early '90s a new phenomenon introduced itself among the youngsters of Athens, imported straight from New York’s streets. Graffiti was the upcoming trend meant to leave an indelible mark in the city through the years. Recently, the growing intensity of political events in the country has fueled the domestic street art scene and even attracted foreign artists, consolidating Athens as a contemporary Mecca of street art.
Walk in a nutshell
Aiming to achieve a better understanding of graffiti as a contemporary urban phenomenon, this tour, as its name suggests, travels though graffiti’s history, always keeping Athenian walls as the starting point. Beginning from the Exarcheia neighbourliness and the world of the early writers, we will continue to explore selected parts of Psyrri area and the emergence of street art. The walk ends after a brief visit to the quarter of Metaxourgheio discussing the politics of a subculture gone mainstream.
Walk duration: 3 hours
Meeting point: Vox cinema, Exarcheia Square, exact location here.
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. Scroll down to select your group size and number of tours and book via our webshop. Use the calendar to specify the date and time you would like to take the tour. You will only be charged once the tour has been confirmed.
“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.”
― Raymond Salvatore Harmon, BOMB: A manifest of Art Terrorism